Hello and good afternoon from the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino Amazon Room, where we are about to begin Day 2 of Event 16: $1,500 No Limit Hold’em Six-Handed!
After 11 hard-fought levels of play during Day 1, a mere 137 players of the original 1,604 entrants survived into today. Leading the pack into Day 2 is Nick Maimone, who bagged up an impressive 175,900. Right behind him is bracelet-holder Mark Radoja with 172,500. Radoja captured his first World Series of Poker Bracelet last year during Event #24: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout and will be looking to add to his already impressive poker resume.
Other notables competing in today’s field include Mike “The Mouth” Matusow, Tony Dunst, Toddy Terry, Adam Junglen and WSOP Player-of-the-Year Frank Kasella, to name a few.
The plan today is to reach a final table of nine or play through ten levels – whichever comes first. Given that we lost most of our field on Day 1 as a result of the six-handed action, reaching a final table would not surprise us.
Please stay with us here at PokerNews as we bring you updates throughout Day 2~