Day 2 of Event #37: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship of the 2011 World Series of Poker has to a conclusion with 23-players remaining in chase for the coveted gold bracelet.
Starting the day with 173 players, action flew fast as players jostled for a place high on the leaderboard. Bracelet winners David Bach, Todd Brunson, Frank Kassela, Barry Greenstein, Carlos Mortensen, Mike Matusow, Daniel Negreanu, Doyle Brunson and John Juanda all fought hard, but unfortunately were unable to sneak into the money as Eugene Katchalov became the unfortunate bubble boy.
The story of the day however was the controversy that occurred between Daniel Negreanu and Michael Binger over a possible angle shoot, and whether or not a particular player should be bound to a raise. With that particular hand lasting close to ten minutes, Binger eventually tank-folded the turn to keep just several big bets in his stack. Although severely rattled, Binger managed to regain his composure and fight hard to eventually end as the chip leader with an amassed 742,000 in chips.
With 23 players remaining in the field, snapping close at his heels is Fabrice Soulier (560,000), Daniel Ospina (532,000), Jacobo Fernandez (526,000) and Ram Vaswani (505,000). Bracelet winners John Monnette (325,000), Chau Giang (262,000) and Max Pescatori (243,000), along with talented mixed game players Brett Richey (142,000), Yuval Bronshtein (135,000) and Tom Dwan (135,000) still remain.
The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be back on the floor providing continuous live coverage from 3:00 p.m. PDT as we look to play down until the Event #37: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship winner is crowned!