Day 2 is finished at the first-ever World Poker Tour (WPT) Amsterdam Main Event. 153 players who made it through one of the Day 1s met up with 17 players who chose to late register before the start of Day 2 play. With the final registrations, the total number hit 341, building a prize pool of €992,310. 45 players will get paid, so a full 20 of the 65 players who return to the felt for Day 3 will go away empty-handed.
The overall chipleader at the end of the day was a local Dutch player, Joep van den Bijgaart. He was one of only two people to amass more than 400,000 chips, at 438,000. The other was day 1a chipleader Fredrik Andersson with 412,000. Day 1b chipleader Giacomo Fundaro, who started Day 2 with the most chips, bagged the fourth-best stack of 312,000.
Sorel Mizzi finished Day 1b third in chips, and while he dropped a bit from there, he still finished just out of the top 10. His stack of 254,000 put him in 11th place at the end of the day. The only other Canadian to make it through the day was Andrew Chen who bagged 61,000 at the end of the night.
Lots of other familiar faces made it through the day. American Jason Wheeler, fresh off his win in the Super High Roller earlier in this series, sits sixth in the standings, finishing the day with 278,000. Steve O'Dwyer, winner of the recent Macau Poker Cup, bagged up 221,500. A few other recognizable names to make it to Day 3 follow:
Cards are in the air for Day 3 at Holland Casino at 2:00 p.m. CET, with play scheduled to go for five 90-minute levels. With only 65 people returning, the money bubble will certainly burst during Day 3, so check back here at PokerNews Canada to see how Mizzi and Chen fare against the rest of the field.