A fast-paced and heavy-hitting Day 2 saw the field of the World Poker Tour (WPT) Bay 101 Shooting Star drop from 269 players to 36 on Wednesday. Registration ended at the start of the day, closing with 708 total entries. The prizepool reached $5,026,800 with the eventual champ to receive $1,214,200.
The chip boss at the end of play was Imad Allahham who bagged up 1,717,000. Taylor Paur (1,096,000), WPT Champions Club member Giacomo Fundaro (1,082,000), Eric Werner (1,060,000), and Chane Kampanatsanyakorn (1,049,000) had the top five stacks in the room.
Canadians Sorel Mizzi (906,000) and WPT Champions Club member Shawn Buchanan (120,000) were the only notable Canadians to survive. Mike Leah was the only Canadian to bust in the money earning, $13,940 for 64th. Matt Salsberg, Daniel Negreanu, Owen Crowe, Erik Cajelais, and Greg Mueller all failed to reach a prize.
There are still four Shooting Stars left in the field. Mizzi, Garrett Greer, Faraz Jaka, and Chris Moorman still wear their red medallion and $2,500 bounty proudly. Day 1b chipleader Haixia Zhang is the last woman standing with 450,000 and still in good shape to become the WPT’s first ever open-event female champion.
Other notables still in the mix are Toby Lewis, Byron Kaverman, Champions Club Member Steve Brecher, David Miscikowski, and Ryan Julius. Those to bust in the money on Day 2 include Ryan D’Angelo (42nd), Dan O’Brien (47th), Brian Rast (51st), Carlos Mortensen (52nd), Ravi Raghavan (60th), and Dan Kelly (67th).
All Canadian hope lies with Mizzi and Buchanan. Day 3 action will commence at 12 p.m. PT on Thursday. Stay tuned to PokerNews Canada to follow the #EhGame team all the way until a new WPT champion is crowned.
Details and photo courtesy of the WPT Live Blog.