Zak Gilbert leads field heading into Day 2 of Ante Up World Championship Main Event

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Day 2 of the Ante Up World Championship Main Event at Thunder Valley Casino Resort in Lincoln, Calif., kicks off at noon today with Zak Gilbert, a Reno, Nev., player with a long list of cashes, sitting on top with 415,500 in chips.

Other notables still in the field include World Series bracelet winner Tyler Patterson (335,500), Running Aces Ante Up Poker Tour champion Tony Lazar (114,500), restaurant owner-turned-poker pro Kevin O’Donnell (111,500), outspoken pro Allen "Chainsaw" Kessler (104,000), former November Niners and hometown heroes J.C. Tran (90,500) and Steven Gee (80,000) and World Series bracelet winner Kenny Tran (80,000)

The $1,650 buy-in tournament attracted 282 players and a prize pool of $414,540, shattering the $250,000 guarantee. First-place will pay $91,572, and the winner will be featured on the cover of the September issue of Ante Up Magazine. The event is paying down 36 spots.

Play will resume in Level 15 (15,000/30,000 with 500 antes) and play down to the final six players, who will return at 6 p.m. on Monday for the live-streamed final table poolside at Coconuts Pool & Bar at Thunder Valley Casino Resort.

(By Chip Counts)
First Last Hometown Table Seat

Zak Gilbert Reno, NV 415,500 7 4
James Glenn Redding, CA 351,000 4 9
Tyler Patterson Seattle, WA 335,500 5 5
Firas Bouri Roseville, CA 301,500 3 6
Ying Vang Sacramento, CA 279,500 7 7
Antonio Gutierrez Lincoln, CA 267,000 1 2
Jason Nguyen Elk Grove, CA 257,500 3 1
Jun Zheng Redding, CA 232,000 6 3
Thomas Tran Modesto, CA 226,500 4 7
Cedric Darrett Rocklin, CA 223,000 3 4
Francis Alfonso Fremont, CA 216,000 6 2
Shawn Daniels Placerville, CA 216,000 2 2
Dan Husean Alameda, CA 199,500 1 6
Gary Biagi Orangevale, CA 199,000 2 8
Fernando Serrano Stockton, CA 190,500 7 6
Casey McCarrel Lafayette, CA 190,000 1 1
Thiaga Arumugam Santa Clara, CA 185,000 1 8
Mike Riddle Elk Grove, CA 169,500 5 6
Michael Haas Lodi, CA 155,500 2 6
Cornel Cimpan Sacramento, CA 155,500 1 7
Sasha Sabbaghian Granite Bay, CA 151,000 5 3
Brian Mintz Penngrove, CA 145,000 3 5
Phu Ngo Emeryville, CA 142,000 4 6
Bob Mather Redding, CA 140,500 6 8
Yegor Tsurikov Walnut Creek 134,500 2 4
Randy Gilbert Milpitas, CA 124,000 3 3
Ari Hyer Redding, CA 120,000 4 8
William Chao El Sobrante, CA 119,500 6 9
David Foster Alameda, CA 116,000 1 3
Apollo Wallace San Francisco, CA 115,000 4 5
Anthony Lazar Plymouth, MN. 114,500 2 7
Joe Kenney San Rafael, CA 112,500 2 9
Kevin O’Donnell Petaluma, CA 111,500 6 6
Jeff Griffiths Alameda, CA 109,000 6 1
Steve Shaffer Patterson, CA 106,500 4 3
Allen Kessler Las Vegas, NV 104,000 5 4
Cy Williams Davis, CA 103,000 2 1
Allen Fernando Elk Grove, CA 96,500 7 1
Dave Stevenson Fairfield, CA 96,500 1 9
Abraham Tannous Sacramento, CA 93,000 3 2
J.C. Tran Sacramento, CA 90,500 6 5
Roy Armstrong Rocklin, CA 85,500 7 3
Khoa (Kenny) Tran Sacramento, CA 80,000 7 5
Steve Gee Sacramento, CA 80,000 5 8
Jed Hoffman Reno, NV 75,000 2 3
Terry Wheeler Granite Bay, CA 72,500 3 7
Emanuel Sammartino Vacaville, CA 69,500 6 4
Anthony Hugenberg Folsom, CA 68,000 2 5
Ryan Rielley Orangevale, CA 67,500 7 9
Larry Flynt Stockton, CA 67,000 5 9
Bruce Angeski Sacramento, CA 65,000 1 5
Tona Katkuoy Santa Rosa, CA 64,500 4 1
Dean Freedlander San Francisco, CA 54,500 5 2
Gerard Jayawardene Fairfield, CA 54,500 4 4
Justo Avalos Elk Grove, CA 53,500 3 9
Dan Foster Sacramento, CA 52,000 5 1
Vahid Sahebalzamani San Jose, CA 46,000 3 8
Amber Chatwin Lincoln, CA 40,500 7 8
Kao Saevang Sacramento, CA 39,000 4 2
Tony Recchia Orangevale, CA 37,500 5 7
Kelly Giannetti Davis, CA 35,500 7 2
Candace Collins Redding, CA 23,000 6 7
David Stamm San Mateo, CA 13,000 1 4

(Table and Seat)
Casey McCarrel Lafayette, CA 190,000 1 1
Antonio Gutierrez Lincoln, CA 267,000 1 2
David Foster Alameda, CA 116,000 1 3
David Stamm San Mateo, CA 13,000 1 4
Bruce Angeski Sacramento, CA 65,000 1 5
Dan Husean Alameda, CA 199,500 1 6
Cornel Cimpan Sacramento, CA 155,500 1 7
Thiaga Arumugam Santa Clara, CA 185,000 1 8
Dave Stevenson Fairfield, CA 96,500 1 9
Cy Williams Davis, CA 103,000 2 1
Shawn Daniels Placerville, CA 216,000 2 2
Jed Hoffman Reno, NV 75,000 2 3
Yegor Tsurikov Walnut Creek, CA 134,500 2 4
Anthony Hugenberg Folsom, CA 68,000 2 5
Michael Haas Lodi, CA 155,500 2 6
Anthony Lazar Plymouth, MN. 114,500 2 7
Gary Biagi Orangevale, CA 199,000 2 8
Joe Kenney San Rafael, CA 112,500 2 9
Jason Nguyen Elk Grove, CA 257,500 3 1
Abraham Tannous Sacramento, CA 93,000 3 2
Randy Gilbert Milpitas, CA 124,000 3 3
Cedric Darrett Rocklin, CA 223,000 3 4
Brian Mintz Penngrove, CA 145,000 3 5
Firas Bouri Roseville, CA 301,500 3 6
Terry Wheeler Granite Bay, CA 72,500 3 7
Vahid Sahebalzamani San Jose, CA 46,000 3 8
Justo Avalos Elk Grove, CA 53,500 3 9
Tona Katkuoy Santa Rosa, CA 64,500 4 1
Kao Saevang Sacramento, CA 39,000 4 2
Steve Shaffer Patterson, CA 106,500 4 3
Gerard Jayawardene Fairfield, CA 54,500 4 4
Apollo Wallace San Francisco, CA 115,000 4 5
Phu Ngo Emeryville, CA 142,000 4 6
Thomas Tran Modesto, CA 226,500 4 7
Ari Hyer Redding, CA 120,000 4 8
James Glenn Redding, CA 351,000 4 9
Dan Foster Sacramento, CA 52,000 5 1
Dean Freedlander San Francisco, CA 54,500 5 2
Sasha Sabbaghian Granite Bay, CA 151,000 5 3
Allen Kessler Las Vegas, NV 104,000 5 4
Tyler Patterson Seattle, WA 335,500 5 5
Mike Riddle Elk Grove, CA 169,500 5 6
Tony Recchia Orangevale, CA 37,500 5 7
Steve Gee Sacramento, CA 80,000 5 8
Larry Flynt Stockton, CA 67,000 5 9
Jeff Griffiths Alameda, CA 109,000 6 1
Francis Alfonso Fremont, CA 216,000 6 2
Jun Zheng Redding, CA 232,000 6 3
Emanuel Sammartino Vacaville, CA 69,000 6 4
J.C. Tran Sacramento, CA 90,500 6 5
Kevin O’Donnell Petaluma, CA 111,500 6 6
Candace Collins Redding, CA 23,000 6 7
Bob Mather Redding, CA 140,500 6 8
William Chao El Sobrante, CA 119,500 6 9
Allen Fernando Elk Grove, CA 96,500 7 1
Kelly Giannetti Davis, CA 35,500 7 2
Roy Armstrong Rocklin, CA 85,500 7 3
Zak Gilbert Reno, NV 415,500 7 4
Khoa (Kenny) Tran Sacramento, CA 80,000 7 5
Fernando Serrano Stockton, CA 190,500 7 6
Ying Vang Sacramento, CA 279,500 7 7
Amber chatwin Lincoln, CA 40,500 7 8
Ryan Rielley Orangevale, CA 67,500 7 9