Event 7: $1,500 Seven Card Stud
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Williams Charging Into Day 2; Bloch and Greenstein Riding Shotgun

• Taso 18: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
"That's right, I'm the man."

Day 2 of the Event 7: $1,500 Seven Card Stud is in the books and it was a long one. When the day began, 110 players remained from the starting field of 367. The money bubble was set at 40 players at it didn't take very long to get there. The last player to go without any profit on his or her investment was David Tighe in 41st place. From there, the quest for the final table was on, although not reached at the end of the night.

Speaking of the end of the night, the player on top when things were finished was David Williams. He bagged up a massive 493,500 in chips and will start Day 3 as the man to catch. In second place is Andy Bloch with 296,500 and then Barry Greenstein comes in behind him at 254,000.

Some of the notables to finish in the money, but bust on the day included Artie Cobb, David Singer, Brett Richey, Sam Grizzle, Marco Traniello, Chau Giang and Fabrice Soulier.

Here's how the final nine finished out the day:

SeatPlayerChips
1Scott Abrams130,000
2Andy Bloch296,500
3Joseph Ranciato35,000
4David Williams493,500
5Lee Goldman175,500
6Stephen Su180,000
7Huu Vinh26,500
8Caroline Hermesh61,500
9Barry Greenstein254,000

Up top for tomorrow's winner is $126,363 and the most coveted prize in poker — a World Series of Poker gold bracelet. PokerNews will be on hand for all of the live coverage starting at 2:00 PM and we hope to have you following along.

Until then, goodnight from the Rio!

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