Day 2 of WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star kicked off with 280 players, and at the end of the day Dylan Linde leads the final 36 players remaining with 1,523,000 chips. He is joined at the top of chip counts by Noah Schwartz (1,320,000), Ben Dobson (1,150,000) and Chang Luo (1,143,000). Kyle Julius, Andjelko Andrejevic, Randy Lew, and Griffin Paul are among the top counts as well.
Complete chip counts and a full seating draw can be found here.
The money bubble was reached after dinner break during the seventh level of play. Hand-for-hand play began with 73 players left and it only took six hands for the money bubble to burst. Stuart Marshak was eliminated by Jim Collopy to burst the bubble and guarantee the remaining players a payday.
Not everybody was fortunate enough to last that long though with plenty of players failing to survive long enough to add another cash to their tournament resume. Cate Hall, Ben Yu, Aaron Massey, Yevgeniy Timoshenko, Will Failla, Chance Kornuth, Todd Brunson, Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, defending champion Taylor Paur, Stan Jablonski, and Mike Matusow are just a few of the well-known pros to bust out before the money.
Loni Harwood, Amir Lehavot, Jake Bazeley, Adam Levy, Kevin Eyster, Dan O’Brien, Ari Engel, Dean Baranowski, Garrett Greer, Nathan Bjerno, Mike Leah and Corey Hochman are among those who failed to survive the day, but earned a cash. Hochman had the best finish of the group, finishing 38th for $21,850.
The players will come back on Thursday at 12 pm PT for Day 3, where the tournament switches to six-handed play. The schedule for Day 3 is to play down to the televised final table of six. Everybody is guaranteed a cash of $26,690, but they all have their sights set on the televised World Poker Tour final table and the $1,298,000 first-place prize money.
WPT.com will have complete coverage of the Day 3 action as the field plays down to the final six players.
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