Jan Suchanek Leads Final Nine in Event #63
That's all she wrote from Day 2 of Event #63: $1,500 Six-Handed 10-Game Mix! A grand total of 85 players returned for Day 2 action and by the end of the day just 9 remained. Leading the final nine and the closest to earning the $153,220 and gold bracelet for first place is Jan Suchanek who bagged up 494,000.
Suchanek bloomed toward the end of the night and shot his stack to the top of the chip counts during the final two levels. Suchanek holds a substantial lead over the rest of the competition, having right around 200,000 more than his nearest competitor. That competitor happens to be none other than start-of-day chip leader Bryn Kenney. Kenney began the day at the top of the chip counts and never wavered from the top spots as the day progressed. Kenney is searching for his first gold WSOP bracelet and has a strong chance to ride the momentum that he's built in this tournament all of the way to the gold.
Randy Ohel sports another familiar face returning for Day 3 play. Ohel is a WSOP bracelet winner who has racked up his second cash of the summer with this event. Ohel's other cash saw him finish just shy of a second bracelet, adding a runner-up spot to his resumé in Event #22: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship. Ohel has a shot at redemption, returning fourth in chips of the remaining nine with 212,500. Finally, Andrey Zaichenko bagged up 259,000 to end the night which was good for third overall in chips. Zaichenko has scored two other cashes during this summer and looks for a big score before heading into the Main Event.
The top 48 players made the money and were guaranteed a payday of at least $2,703. Some of the players to find elimination in the money include Jeremy Ausmus (47th), Scott Clements (46th), Phil Laak (44th), Chris Klodnicki (40th), Sergey Rybachenko (33rd), Justin Bonomo (24th), Victor Ramdin (23rd), Marcel Luske (19th), Tom Koral (16th), Roland Israelashvili (14th), Allen Cunningham (13th), and Stuart Rutter (10th).
Also cashing in this event was Brandon Shack-Harris who was ultimately eliminated in 21st place. This cash allowed Shack-Harris to edge out George Danzer for the current lead in the WSOP Player of the Year race.
Play resumes at 2 p.m. on Friday where the field will play down to the 63rd bracelet winner of the summer. As always, PokerNews will be on hand to provide coverage of all of the big pots, bad beats, and bust outs!