Michael Hudson has almost 40% of the chips with 9 gamers left. Day 3 activity starts at midday Monday.
Day 2 of the WSOP Circuit Potawatomi Centerpiece started with 97 gamers returning from the beginning area of 667 access. After 10+ degrees used Sunday, just 9 gamers continue to be in their pursuit to catch the $207,159 first-place reward as well as a seat right into the 2019 International Gambling Establishment Champion.
Michael Hudson regulates a large chip lead, holding simply reluctant of 40% of the chips at the last table. Hudson got on the winning end of a number of crucial hands today, 2 of which came versus ring-winner Kevin Saul, that was the chip leader to start both hands.
Initially, with 47 gamers staying, Hudson was done in on the turn with a double-gutshot straight draw versus Saul’s tumbled collection. Hudson made his straight on the river to endure, and also it had not been the last time he placed the injured on Saul.
At the last table, Hudson transformed a capacity versus Saul’s tumbled complete residence. A huge river check-raise from Hudson led to a telephone call from Saul, sending out Hudson back to the top of the chip matters.
Here is how the final table lines up for Day 3:
Seat 1: Josh Turner – 1,265,000 (25 bb)
Seat 2: Hank Sitton – 2,870,000 (57 bb)
Seat 3: Kevin Saul – 1,810,000 (33 bb)
Seat 4: Cody Brinn – 805,000 (16 bb)
Seat 5: Nathan Braungardt – 1,100,000 (22 bb)
Seat 6: Damjan Radanov – 1,355,000 (27 bb)
Seat 7: Eric Wasylenko – 770,000 (15 bb)
Seat 8: Brett Apter – 2,195,000 (44 bb)
Seat 9: Michael Hudson – 7,850,000 (157 bb)
Second in chips is Hank Sitton, in search of his first circuit ring. Next is Brett Apter, who captured his first ring earlier this series with a win in the $400 six-max event last week. Apter also is in the mix for Casino Champion and could take the lead in that race depending on his finish at the final table. The aforementioned Kevin Saul is fourth in chips, looking to win his second wing. His first came back in 2013.
In the middle of the pack is Damjan Radanov, who held the chip lead entering Day 2. Radanov also has a circuit ring on his résumé from 2015. Next is Josh Turner, on the hunt for his eighth circuit ring and second this season. Rounding out the final table are Nathan Braungardt, Cody Brinn and Eric Wasylenko. Braungardt and Wasylenko are looking for their first circuit rings, while Brinn has two on his mantle already.
Cards will be in the air at noon local time on Monday.