It was like 14 final tables, only all were winner-take-all. Nearly 12 hours after play began, all 14 ten-handed tables had played down to a single winner, each of whom now has a chance at a WSOP bracelet.
Derric Haynie was the first one through to tomorrow's final, dispatching of his ten-handed table in relatively short order. He was followed to the next round by Steven Kelly, Jeffrey King, Michael Cooper, Heinz Kamutzki, and Paul Varano.
J.C. Tran -- owner of two WSOP bracelets already -- was the next one through, followed by Johnny Kitchens, Dustin Dirksen, and Justin Scott.
We crossed midnight, and four tables continued play, with all four down to heads up. Annette Obrestad and Fatima Moreira de Melo began their heads-up battle nearly even, but Obrestad eventually chipped up and eliminated the renowned field hockey star.
Michael Pesek, Brett Shaffer, and Reagan Leman were the last to win their spots in tomorrow's final. All 14 are guaranteed $6,940 for making it to Round 2, but the big money awaits those making it to the top spots tomorrow. Play will begin tomorrow as a 14-person multi-table tournament (two seven-handed tables), with each player starting with 450,000 chips.
Rejoin us tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. Vegas time to see who among these 14 will successfully shoot their way through another small field of opponents and take the $381,922 first prize and coveted WSOP bracelet.