Event #1: $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em

Day 2 Ends With Drake Leading

• Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante
Sean Drake

Another 10 levels are in the books of Event #1, the $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em. Day 2 started with 77 players remaining from the initial field of 850. Though the event was scheduled to last two days, a third will be needed to determine who will capture the coveted gold bracelet.

Holding the overnight chip lead is Sean Drake with 1,058,000. For much of the day Drake kept quiet and stayed in the middle of the pack. However, that was not the case when the final table was reached as he won several key pots to vault to a sizable lead.

Here are the chip counts heading into Day 3:

Sean Drake1,058,000
Jason Baker727,000
Claudio Falcaro420,000
Christopher Perez347,000

Day 3 will commence at 3:00pm on Thursday and we'll be back to bring you all of the action as it unfolds. Until then, goodnight from the Rio!