We found Garrett Utt reraising preflop making it 6,000 to anyone who wanted to see a flop. The initial raiser the player on the button was the only one willing to shell out the chips and we were off to the flop.
On a board Utt continued his aggression and put a bet of 10,000 in the middle. His opponent wasted little time and moved all in. Utt immediately called and before we even knew it cards were being flipped, and chips were being sent.
The player on the button was in disbelief and kept announcing to no one in particular "are you kidding me?". A turn gave Utt a stronger advantage, and a river sealed the deal eliminating the button player.
After a delayed start of an hour and a half due to the huge volume of players in Event #30: Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Championship, play of Event #28 is about to begin.
We started play yesterday with 2,500 entrants and today 349 will return for a shot at the gold WSOP bracelet and the $599,153 prize for first place. Several notables were able to breach through the large field on day one and will be returning to play today. Among those returning today are Andy Frankenberger, Matt Affleck, David Pham, Peter Feldman, and Gualter Salles.
Returning at the top of the pack today is current chip leader Rick Romine. Yesterday, Romine had so many chips in front of him that he had to sincerely try not to knock some over every time he peeked at his cards. He's sitting atop our leaderboard with 176,100 in tournament chips.
We will be playing ten more levels today, starting with blinds at 500-1000 with a 100 ante. Players are about to take their seats so stay tuned to Pokernews for updates as day two progresses!