Another 10 levels are in the books of Event #1, the $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em. Day 2 started with 77 players remaining from the initial field of 850. Though the event was scheduled to last two days, a third will be needed to determine who will capture the coveted gold bracelet.
Holding the overnight chip lead is Sean Drake with 1,058,000. For much of the day Drake kept quiet and stayed in the middle of the pack. However, that was not the case when the final table was reached as he won several key pots to vault to a sizable lead.
Here are the chip counts heading into Day 3:
Day 3 will commence at 3:00pm on Thursday and we'll be back to bring you all of the action as it unfolds. Until then, goodnight from the Rio!