Day 2 of the 2012-13 World Series of Poker Circuit Palm Beach Kennel Club Main Event took place on Sunday. Leading the remaining 30 players is David Grandieri, who bagged 1.352 million chips, shooting up the charts during the last two levels of play.
Grandieri recorded the second-largest score of his life three weeks ago, earning $41,102 for winning a $530 event at the Mega Stack Challenge XXVII at Foxwoods Resort Casino. Joining Grandieri on Day 3 will be notables Jonathan Tamayo, Sheddy Siddiqui, Clint Tolbert, Sam Panzica, Nancy Birnbaum, Mark Rose, Jon Godwin, Tom Gleason and Arshin Gamini.
Day 2 Top 10 Chip Counts
Grandieri and Tamayo ended the day on the same table, and both ended on a high note. Right before the last level began, Tamayo doubled through Warren Danz. Tamayo was all-in on a board of
Pedro Rios, who started the day third on the 2012-13 WSOP National Leader Board, got off to a hot start. He and an opponent were heads up on a board of
Rios took a few hits later in the day, especially one big one from Anthony Lombard, and will have the smallest stack (142,000) entering into Day 3.
Ari Engel and Rex Clinkscales, who entered the day first and second, respectively, on the National Leaderboard, were both eliminated. Engel busted well before the money, while Clinkscales busted in 48th place, earning $3,357. Clinkscales moved all in on the button during Level 21 with the blinds at 4,000/8,000/1,000 holding the
Ben Reason vaulted to the top of the chip counts during Level 17 with the blinds at 1,500/3,000/500, where he made a fortuitous full house on the river. He and an opponent were heads up on a flop of
Reason was unable to survive the day, though, busting right before the last five hands of the evening.
In the next level of play, Level 18 with the blinds at 2,000/4,000/500, Tolbert won a 400,000-chip pot. He and Raj Vohra were heads up on a board of
Tolbert held as the turn and river came the
Round-for-round play began at the start of Level 20 as the blinds grew to 3,000/6,000/1,000, and the bubble burst during the very first round. Tony Miles had a short-stacked player all in and at risk preflop holding the
Miles did not survive the day, however, running into the quad fives of Arshin Gamini.
Kenney busted holding
Play will resume on Monday at 1 p.m., until a champion is crowned. Make sure to check the PokerNews live updates for all of your up-to-the-minute coverage straight from the tournament floor.