Filippo Candio is currently sitting in second place as the field shrinks to 50 and below. Candio has had a dramatic run thus far through the WSOP Main Event. Probably the most drama-filled moment for the Italian came late last night -- a "coin flip" hand in which Candio came out on the right side.
Nearly even in chips, Candio and Manuel Davidian commenced a preflop raising war which saw Candio all in with against Davidian's pocket tens. A king flopped, and Candio's hand held, moving him up over 5 million.
He's nearly doubled that stack today, putting him only behind William Thorson at the moment.
Candio has a number of previous tourney cashes in Italy, but only one WSOP cash prior to this event, a modest score in Event #11 this summer, a $1,500 no-limit hold'em event. No matter how deep he goes in this one, he's adding significantly to his overall career tourney winnings.