World Series of Poker Circuit Harrah’s Philadelphia Day 2: Fouksman Leads; 11 Remain



The remaining 158 players at the World Series of Poker Circuit Harrah’s Philadelphia Main Event returned on Sunday for Day-2 action. Players are competing for the first-place prize of $109,760, a seat to the National Championship, and the lovely gold WSOPC Championship ring. At the end of the day, Eugene Fouksman emerged as the chip leader with 1,285,000, but not far behind him sits Ken Silverstein with 1,178,000.

After completing 14 full levels of play, 11 players remain in the hunt to take down the Main Event title. With Fouksman and Silverstein leading the way, John Mitchell rounds out the top three with 1,019,000 in chips.

As the field quickly dwindled on Sunday, many notable players hit the rail. Among those who were not fortunate enough to cash in this event are Allen Kessler, Amanda Musumeci, Todd Terry, Rachel Kranz, Bryan Devonshire, Dennis Phillips, Everett Carlton, Tim Finne, and Kenny Milam. Kyle Cartwright was also eliminated after he got his money in preflop with {Q-}{Q-} against his opponent’s {A-}{Q-}. Unfortunately for Cartwright, his opponent hit the jackpot when he flopped quad aces.

Aaron Overton entered Day 2 as the chip leader and continued his domination throughout most of the day. It was not until a hand with Rex Clinkscales that Overton’s tournament came crashing down. Overton called the all in of Clinkscales on a flop of {10-Hearts}{K-Hearts}{7-Clubs} holding {7-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} for middle set. Clinkscales, however, held {K-Diamonds}{K-Clubs} for top set and Clinkscales was able to fade the case seven. Overton found his way to the rail a few hands later, busting in 24th place.

Other players who were able to make the money but not find their way to Day 3 include Michael Shasho (31st – $2,788), Peter Ippolito (27th – $3,545), Mike Sica (22nd – $4,077), Brandon Fish (18th – $5,623), and Joshua Weizer (12th – $8,206).

End of Day 2 Chip Counts

Player Chips
Eugene Fouksman 1,285,000
Ken Silverstein 1,178,000
John Mitchell 1,019,000
Tuan Phan 733,000
Cory Mascagni 579,000
Christopher Bonn 351,000
Mike Linster 315,000
John Nelson 301,000
Pete Kaemmerlen 270,000
Rex Clinkscales 224,000
Georgia Robinson 180,000

The cards will be back in the air for the final day of play at 1400 EST (1900 BST). Join us on Monday as we watch the field wind down to a final table and beyond live on PokerNews.

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