Welcome to Day 2 of Event #13 $5,000 Seven-Card-Stud Eight-Or-Better. We will resume play today at 2 p.m. PDT, when chip leader Matt Woodward will be one of 130 competing for a gold bracelet and a first place prize of $266,503.
The plan for the day is to either play ten levels or down to a final table, whichever may come first. Our guess it that it will be the former. Play will resume in the Purple Section of the Amazon Room, which is also hosting Event #11: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em (Six Handed).
Last year's champion Adam Friedman (33,600) and runner-up Todd Brunson (38,500) are still in contention for a bracelet in today's event. Other notables looking to scoop their way to victory include: Yuval Bronshtein (57,200), Ilya Gorodetskiy (56,300), Gavin Smith (51,900), Matt Lefkowitz (50,300), David Bach (49,700), Toby Hausen (49,300), Sanjay Pandya (49,000), Kevin Vo (48,500), Mike Leah (46,900), Michael Chow (45,900) and Maria Ho (44,000).
Could we have a repeat champion? Friedman seems confident:
Ended with 33600. I really believe I'm going to do something special this tournament.Follow @AdamFriedman119
The cards fly in just a little over an hour, and as always, PokerNews will be bringing you live updates and chip counts throughout Day 2.