Day 2 of the 2013 World Series of Poker Event #7 $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em began with 148 players from a 1,837-player field returning to action in the Amazon Room at the Rio All-Suites Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. After ten levels of intense play, just ten players remained to comprise the “Unofficial Final Table” (official WSOP final tables are at nine) including chip leader Amit Makhija, Matt Waxman, Brent Hanks, Jason Koon and Eric Baldwin.
Here’s a look at the “Unofficial” Final Table:
The day defined by eliminations including those of Keven Stammen (114th - $2,248), Steven Kelly (80th - $3,207), Ari Engel (50th - $5,075), David Peters (46th - $5,075), Annette Obrestad (42nd- $6,051) and Paul Wasicka (33rd - $7,307), who were among the 138 to fall.
As far as the survivors go, Makhija was relatively quiet until late in the evening when he suddenly vaulted up the chip counts after eliminating Ronald Crabtree (16th place), Kelvin Gates (13th place) and Cole Jackson (11th place). On the other hand, Matt Waxman was busy building a stack, first by cracking the queens of Joe Nadal and then being involved in the most controversial hand of the tournament (one that could very well have save his tournament).
Who will take down the $305,952 first-place prize and seventh gold bracelet of the 2013 WSOP? We’ll find out tomorrow starting at 1:00 p.m. PST, which is when Day 3 of Event #7 $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em kicks off. Join us then as we bring you all the action on the way to a winner!