Day 2 opened with Event 2 at noon. 155 players turned out for the second $365 No Limit Hold'em event of the series, generating a prize pool of $46,500. The final 18 earned a piece of the pie and they hit the money about 10:40pm. The first player to cash out was also the first player to cash twice in this series. Ronald Segni (El Cajon, CA) finished 14th in Event 1 yesterday ($1,019) and busted out 18th today for $624.
David Boyett Leads Event 2 Final Table
They reached the official final table of nine with 20 minutes remaining in level 21 (5k/10k/1k ante). Those players bagged their chips for the night and it was David Boyett who will carry the chip lead to the final table. He bagged 341,000, nearly double the average stack of 172k. The final table gets underway at 2pm PST Saturday here in the Harrah's Rincon Events Center.
At 2pm Friday, the final table of Event 1, $365 No Limit Hold'em, resumed play. First-timer Drew Merrick won the opening event and $16,576, along with the first WSOP Circuit gold ring awarded this series. He takes the lead in the Casino Champion race with 50 points.
Valentin Vornicu Leads Event 3 Flight A
Then at 5pm, Flight A of Event 3, $365 No Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry) took off. This was the first of three starting flights. 115 entrants were whittled down to only 14 survivors over the course of fifteen levels of play. Those players will return Sunday at 12 noon for Day 2. The other 101 players have the option of trying again on Saturday. Valentin Vornicu bagged the most chips in Flight A with 300,600. If his name sounds familiar, it is because he was the Casino Champion of this series last year.
Day 3 of the series will start at 12 noon Saturday with Flight B of Event 3. A fresh batch of players will play the same 15 levels as Flight A and the survivors will join the 14 from Flight A for Day 2 on Sunday.
Flight C, the final flight of Event 3, begins at 5pm Saturday and will be the last chance for players to get into Event 3.
That's all the news for the second day of the Harrah's Rincon WSOP Circuit Series. Signing off from the Events Center!