In a short day of play Event 45 $1,500 Ante Only Day 2 has completed. At the start of this day 71 hopefuls were looking to grab a bracelet and first place money of $201,399. Everyone today received a minimum of $2,581. After less than 18 levels, the tournament has reached its final 9 players. Those nine players can get a good night sleep as they will be coming back tomorrow at 12:45 pm PST.
The player with the most impact and most chips heading to the final table is none other than Paul Lieu. He leads the others with 579,000. He gained the chip lead in one of the last hands of the night. He called three times when Chris Moorman bet and won with top pair by the river. Second in chips is Ben Volpe (523,000). The other notable finalist were Chris Moorman (279,000), and Blair Hinkle (182,000).
Unfortunately not all the notable players coming into today made it to day 3. Players that finished outside the final table were: Daniel Idema (49th), Gabriel Nassif (38th), Allen Cunningham (21st), David Williams (18th), David Vamplew (16th), Aaron Massey (12th), and Tommy Vedes (10th).
The final nine players will return tomorrow and they will all look to be the second Ante Only champion in the history of the WSOP. The final table seats and stacks are posted. Check out the live reporting on PokerNews tomorrow as the final 9 players play to a winner with each trying to claim the Ante Only Gold Bracelet.