Welcome to Day 2 of PokerNews' coverage of Event #23, the $2,500 Eight-Game Mix. A field of 489 came to play yesterday and after eight levels, only 210 remain with hopes of capturing a coveted WSOP gold bracelet.
The chip leader heading into Day 2 is Ebrahim Mourshaki with 64,850. However, an impressive bunch is hot on his heels. Nikolay Evdakov is second with 64,850, and Brandon Cantu is third with 43,700. Last year's winner, Sigurd Eskeland, is also still in the hunt with 18,150.
Play kicks off at 3.p.m local time, which is about 10 minutes from now. Be sure to keep it here at PokerNews throughout the day for all of the action as it unfolds.