Russell Carson opened with a raise to 2,200 from the hijack seat and it folded back to Jordan Young in the big blind. Young paused, then announced he was reraising all in, and Carson called quickly, committing his entire stack of 18,400.
Young showed while Carson was hoping his would hold. The five community cards came , and Carson has bumped up to 39,400. Young meanwhile slips to 9,000.
Welcome back to Day 2 of Event No. 40, the $5,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em event!
We saw a number of familiar faces, many known for their prowess at the tables, among the 732 who came out for yesterday's Day 1. And a lot of those tough, accomplished players will be returning today.
2010 WSOP November Niner Matt Jarvis comes back to the biggest stack, having crossed the 300,000-chip mark at the end of play on Thursday. He's followed closely by Randy Dorfman, with Daniel Negreanu and Eugene Todd both sitting nearby in the top ten. A total of 172 remain, with the top 78 finishers making the cash. (See the complete Day 2 table draw below.)
We're a little over an hour away from the start of Day 2, set to begin in the Amazon Room at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino at 2:30 p.m. Vegas time. Come back then to see who can make it through today's ten levels to get closer to that final six-handed table where over $2 million of the event's $3.44 million prize pool awaits.