Event #14: $3,000 Limit Hold'em

Day 2: The March to the Money

Justin Bonomo is just one of the many pros returning on Day 2!

Day 2 of the $3,000 Limit Hold’em event at the 2011 World Series of Poker is set to begin in just about a half hour. The surviving 163 players of a 337-player field will return today in the race for the money and to claim their share of a $920,010 prize pool. Marco Traniello will start the day as chip leader with 54,000 (It is not Markus Herbel who listed his stack at over 70,000 but actually has just over 10,000).

There are also a few others with more-than-average chip stacks including Victor Ramdin (44,000), Casey McCarrel (42,000), Tobin Banks (41,700), Shawn Buchanan (40,200), Nicholas Grippa (36,900), and “Crazy” Mike Thorpe (36,400). They’ll all be joined by a hodgepodge of pros with varying chip stacks such as Shaun Deeb (36,900), Jeff Shulman (33,400), Matt Glantz (29,000), Justin Bonomo (24,300), Dwyte Pilgrim (22,500), Maria Ho (22,000), and Jason Mercier (19,500), just to name a few.

The plan for the day is to play to a final table, but we can tell you that the chances of that happening are slim to none. Instead, we’re shooting to crack the money bubble with the top 36 players being paid as follows:

1st- $220,817
2nd- $136,419
3rd- $100,198
4th- $74,171
5th- $55,338
6th- $41,621
7th- $31,547
8th- $24,095
9th- $18,547
10th thru 12th- $14,388
13th thru 15th- $11,288
16th thru 18th- $8,850
19th thru 27th- $7,019
28th thru 36th- $5,612

Former $2,000-$3,000 Limit Hold’em Champions

2005Event #10 ($2,000)569Siagzar (Reza) Payvar$303,610
Event #17 ($2,500)373Quinn Do$265,975
Event #36 ($3,000)406Todd Witteles$347,385
2006Event #23 ($3,000)341Ian Johns$291,755
Event #7 ($3,000)415Bill Chen$343,618
2007Event #34 ($3,000)296Alexander Borteh$225,483
Event #43 ($2,000)472Safi Ahmad$217,329
2008Event #20 ($2,000)479Daniel Negreanu$204,863
2009Event #38 ($2,000)446Marc Naalden$190,770
2010Event #18 ($2,000)476Eric Buchman$203,607
2011Event #14 ($3,000)337???$220,817

Join the PokerNews Live Reporting Team at 3 PM PST as we make our way to the money!