The behemoth area of the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown drew 1,360 entrants, all prepared to battle very for a distinguished WPT title. Nonetheless, by the end of Day 2 of the event, there were just 90 players left.
Poker professional Keith Ferrera bagged the largest stack after the end of the second day of the fourth largest WPT Main Event in the history of the series. The player had collected 1.905 million in chips by the time coordinators called it a day.
Ferrera is vying for his first title from the WPT’s Main Tour series. The player made it to the final table of the WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open at Seminole Hard Rock in Season X, but a title eluded him back then as he hit the rail in sixth place.
Ferrera emerged as the chip leader early into Day 2 of the tournament and never really lost his momentum throughout the levels that were played at the host venue – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood – on Sunday.
Of his efficiency on the 2nd day of opinion, Ferrera said that it really felt great to be the chip leader and that he ran quite possibly the other day. The over night chip leader remembered that there had actually been times when he had ran well however had ended up out of the race, so it really felt excellent to not only make it via Day 2, yet bag the biggest chip pile.
Tough Opponents Trailing Not Too Far Behind
Ferrera had fantastic run on Sunday at the host casino, winning practically every pot he played. Nonetheless, his benefit will not make his march towards success a simple task. Trailing behind the overnight chip leader is 2016 November Niner Jerry Wong. The gamer placed 1.47 million in chips in his bag last night, helpful for the 2nd area in the momentary leaderboard.
Another seasoned online poker pro and also a two-time WPT champ holds the third largest stack into Day 3 of the tournament. Aaron Mermelstein accumulated 1.425 million well worth in chips last night to strike the top for a 3rd title.
Other notables still in the quest include previous champs Eric Afriat, Erik Seidel, Niall Farrell, Seth Davies, and Frank Stepuchin, to name a few. The only player to have ever before won four titles from the series– Darren Elias– also made it with Day 2.
Day 3 of the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown is set to kick off today at noon Florida time. The remaining players are scheduled to play five 90-minute levels. Each of them has at least $7,620 locked up.
As mentioned earlier, the tournament drew 1,360 entrants who generated a prize pool of $4.352 million. The money was split into 170 payouts, min-cashes starting from $6,185. The winner will be awarded $715,175, including a ticket into the season-ending WPT Tournament of Champions.