Only one day remains at the World Series of Poker Circuit Main Event at Planet Hollywood, and the starting field of 518 has been whittled down to 12. The chip leader heading into the final day is Daniel Strelitz.
The final 12 players will return tomorrow to determine a winner, who will take home $168,722 and earn a free seat into the 2019 WSOP Global Casino Championship.
Each of the remaining 12 players will earn at least $12,627.
Strelitz finished Day 2 with 2,325,000 in chips. He’s followed by Ryan Tosoc (2,165,000), and Brent Roberts (1,885,000). Roberts was the chip leader at the start of the day, and he stayed among the leaders throughout Day 2.
Tim Reilly is fifth in chips (1,430,000). He has a history of success here. At the last Circuit stop at Planet Hollywood, he finished in 26th place. Ryan Tosoc also cashed in that event, finishing in 50th. They’ve both already improved on their finishes from last season.
Barry Shulman is the only bracelet winner still alive. He’s looking to add his first Circuit ring to his trophy case. He has an uphill battle, though, as he enters the final day last in chips with 529,000.
Day 2 started with 105 players who advanced from Day 1A (Saturday) or Day 1B (Sunday). The bubble burst in the third level of the day when Bob Zeidman and Nicholas Pupillo were eliminated simultaneously.
Players who finished in the money include Ben Palmer, who finished runner up in the Main Event at the last Circuit stop here. He finished in 19th place ($7,181) this time around. Also finishing in the money were Ben Keeline (52nd), Matt Affleck (46th), Peter Hengsakul (38th), Michael Del Vecchio (37th), Ankush Mandavia (34th), Dylan Wilkerson (28th), Dan O’Brien (21st), and Jesse Yaginuma (18th).
Those who were eliminated short of the money include Bryan Piccioli, Scott Stewart, Ryan Laplante, and Joshua Turner.
Day 3 begins Tuesday at 1:00 p.m., and play will continue until a new Circuit Main Event champion has been crowned.
Here are the chip counts heading into Day 3:
1 – Daniel Strelitz – 2,325,000
2 – Ryan Tosoc – 2,165,000
3 – Brent Roberts – 1,885,000
4 – Jordan Meltzer – 1,755,000
5 – Tim Reilly – 1,430,000
6 – Scott Weiss – 1,255,000
7 – Travis Dorsey – 1,070,000
8 – Jared Griener – 945,000
9 – Jody Fayant – 770,000
10 – Rafael Lebron – 770,000
11 – Zinan Xu – 685,000
12 – Barry Shulman – 529,000