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Upeshka De Silva Bags Big After partypoker MILLION North America ME Day 2

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Chip leader James Romero sits on 19,655,000 chips after Day 2 of the partypoker MILLION North America Main Event; 176 players also bagged, moving on to Day 3.

Close behind him is WSOP bracelet winner Upeshka De Silva (18,525,000), with Karim Abdelhamid (17,970,000) rounding out the top three.

The day began with 422 players to start, but that number quickly grew due to the fact that registration re-opened for two more 75-minute levels. There were 42 direct Day 2 entries to begin with, but this number quickly grew to a total of 128, with an additional 33 re-entries before registration closed.

A total of 1,168 entries made up a prize pool of CA$5,709,750, surpassing the CA$5,000,000 guarantee by a good margin. As it turns out, this event broke the record for biggest prize pool in Canada, beating out the CA$10,000 WPT Fallsview event back in 2007, which gathered a prize pool of just over $5.1 million.

First place for this event is locked in at an even CA$1,000,000, with a min-cash of CA$10,000. A detailed breakdown of the prize pool can be found under the Payouts tab. Here is a look at the final table payouts:

PlacePrize (CAD)
1$1,000,000
2$650,000
3$450,000
4$333,500
5$235,000
6$160,000
7$110,000
8$80,000
9$60,000

A number of notable players moved on to Day 3, including partypoker pros Sam Trickett (12,200,000) and Tony Dunst (1,195,000). World Poker Tour Champion and first woman to win an open WPT event, Ema Zajmovic, bagged a hefty stack of 15,735,000, good for fifth in chips, looking to secure another title right here on her home turf.

Joseph Sicko won his seat through a Twitter contest via partypoker and bagged a healthy 14,745,000 chips. Other players in contention include Michael Addamo (11,375,000), Darren Elias (10,305,000), Christian Harder (10,185,000), Jason Koon (10,120,000), High Roller Champion Mike McDonald (4,910,000), Cate Hall (4,870,000) and Ryan Riess (740,000).

A ton of talent made it through today but didn't manage to bag a stack, including Mike Sexton, Kristen Bicknell, Maria Ho, Kitty Kuo, Mike Leah and Jonathan Duhamel.

With the money bubble looming, look for players to make big moves or stay super snug. Here is a look at the table draw for Day 3:

TableSeatFirst NameLast NameChip Count
491TobiasMathag4,165,000
492AsherConniff3,755,000
493SenthuranVijayaratnam2,060,000
494ThomasPenza4,270,000
495JaseRegina9,330,000
496NipunJava8,015,000
497FrederickMowatt2,500,000
498StevenWarburton4,700,000
     
501RichardBelcastro4,995,000
502ShaneBrotherwood7,965,000
503MarkoX1,980,000
504Jean-PascalSavard14,130,000
505VladMezheritsky5,575,000
506ScottMontgomery7,095,000
507AndrewWalter8,995,000
508SamTrickett12,200,000
     
511DuffCharette15,060,000
512LawrenceLeblanc2,315,000
513JordanSaccucci12,845,000
514XuanLiu7,570,000
515Karl DavidThorson3,835,000
516Adrian PatrickBuckley1,805,000
517TonyDunst1,195,000
518RyanMorrell4,370,000
     
521PatrickPezzin6,000,000
522ChristineBryant825,000
523MoritzDietrich8,060,000
524DavidEldridge15,100,000
525KarimChatur9,490,000
526Ha VanNguyen4,420,000
527Viet VanVo11,800,000
528KyleHartree4,460,000
     
531KennethMcfarlane1,110,000
532KauvseganEhamparam5,090,000
533ThomasCemm5,645,000
534RodgerJohnson2,340,000
535EricLevesque2,420,000
536FrancoisBillard9,500,000
537KoMaddock8,855,000
538DenisWard3,055,000
     
541Jean-SebastienDubois2,835,000
542AlexanderGreenblatt905,000
543Alexander JamesAllison6,730,000
544GabrielHoule-Morin5,860,000
545DemosthenesKiriopoulos8,300,000
547AustinPeck12,810,000
548DanielColman3,685,000
     
551Van NghiemNguy3,725,000
552DanielSuied6,000,000
553Michael GSmith7,140,000
554AndreasOlympios10,630,000
555AndrewDecristoforo1,305,000
556ThomasKeeper3,700,000
557DimitriMorcos6,700,000
558NorsonSaho3,660,000
     
561JieGao1,605,000
562KevinRivest8,265,000
563JulianMilliard-Feral4,270,000
564DrewDoiron6,590,000
565SasanMehrabian9,400,000
566RayanChamas17,270,000
567LawrenceWhyte1,825,000
568SeanPerry7,400,000
     
571SamuelGreenwood8,970,000
573AaronMermelstein4,330,000
574ChristopherAnnouza4,515,000
575YanPoudrier8,885,000
576Hendrik Jerome MikolaLatz9,130,000
577JocelynPoirier3,955,000
578BenoitJean4,295,000
     
581Marc AndreLadouceur7,835,000
582GuillaumeNolet1,300,000
583KarimAbdelhamid17,970,000
584DarrenElias10,305,000
585SammyLafleur5,395,000
586CarlosMortensen4,875,000
587PrestenCloutier3,900,000
588PhilippeD'Auteuil4,195,000
     
591MingzheZhang8,465,000
592StevenKerr10,640,000
593MarcGuerbilsky11,040,000
594NicolasLe Floch5,060,000
595ChristianHarder10,185,000
596KevinMacDonald13,015,000
597TroyReardon1,110,000
598QiHu12,725,000
     
601RobinHegele9,515,000
602RyanRiess740,000
603AriEngel9,250,000
604GriffinBenger7,540,000
605SylvainSiebert11,665,000
606TerryLee3,580,000
607JamesRomero19,655,000
608Jean-LouisCyr2,955,000
     
611JonathanBussieres12,035,000
612JacobBazeley11,425,000
613StephanChartrand9,500,000
614JimmyLee11,850,000
615Chun HoLaw9,735,000
616CharlesMacdonald5,070,000
617BobT4,485,000
618ChristopherDowling9,425,000
     
621SamuelChartier6,515,000
622MichaelMcDonald4,910,000
623WesleyHickey2,500,000
624JonathanKyriakides910,000
625JohnKrpan5,900,000
626JakeSchwartz1,645,000
627YuzhouChu4,800,000
628NoeungTroeung1,700,000
     
631DylanWilkerson5,042,000
632AntonioMaiolo4,745,000
633MichaelNoor5,745,000
634MadukaMeragal4,875,000
635CharlesLa Boissonniere10,390,000
636AlainChenel3,600,000
637RyanRivers3,965,000
638NiallFarrell9,400,000
     
641JosephSicko14,745,000
642ArmandKing6,000,000
643QuyenDao3,165,000
644Jean-PhilippePiquette13,285,000
645ThomasTaylor7,360,000
646KevinSchulz7,850,000
647VojtechRuzicka9,505,000
648CarlDiveglia7,830,000
     
651BuckRamsay2,200,000
652CarterSwidler1,260,000
653MaximeFlibotte-Blanchard4,875,000
654TimothyUlmer6,400,000
655DavidCloutier1,685,000
656Terrence Ka-ManChan8,705,000
657AnthonyZinno3,070,000
658ThomasLefort4,025,000
     
661JasonComtois5,940,000
662PatrickBlye1,775,000
663Michel-ClaudeBaroud11,695,000
664John PaulTabago1,445,000
665YuanJiang1,730,000
666Upeshka ManishanDe Silva18,525,000
667SantiagoPlante12,845,000
668JasonSagle4,545,000
     
671KaneKalas7,325,000
672AlexandreFournier3,875,000
673AnthonyMeli2,225,000
675MasoudTavangari3,625,000
676JasonKoon10,120,000
677MatthewWaxman6,265,000
678MichaelAddamo11,375,000
     
681CaitlinHall4,870,000
682RodneyRamalho4,900,000
683NicolasBelcourt4,670,000
684Daniel NoelNoseworthy4,170,000
685LouisBoutin7,100,000
686MichaelHahn10,100,000
687TimothyWest5,675,000
688EricBoissonneault3,065,000
     
691VictorAdams4,855,000
692JohnXenos3,055,000
693Dhaval JJoshi15,475,000
694PawelPelc2,565,000
695JoshuaWallace2,140,000
696EmaZajmovic15,735,000
697ChanracyKhun9,375,000
698AndrewBoujaoude4,390,000
     
701BennyChen12,000,000
702JoelMoreau3,610,000
703EricPlace9,200,000
704JiachenGong2,800,000
705RubenPerceval7,790,000
706RichardKirsch8,500,000
707GrahamIvany5,700,000
708ElliotSmith6,780,000

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