After another full day slogging it on the felt, Day 2 of Event #4: $1,000 No Limit Hold'em has come to an end with players so close to the eighth gold bracelet of the 2011 World Series of Poker.
623 players began the day spread over three sections of the Amazon Room, and once play kicked off, the action was fast and furious as bustouts occurred at a phenomenal rate with the bubble bursting just after the commencement of the third full level of the day. Unfortunately for Nick Gibson, all the stalling and time-wasting wouldn't help him as he became the bubble boy putting 423 players into the money.
Like most small buy-in tournaments at the World Series, once in the money, play always speeds up as players look to jostle for position high up on the leaderboard or to end the day early with a min-cash. Valdemar Kwaysser (420th), Jason Koon (412th), Dan Heimiller (392nd), Kyle Bowker (389th), Sam Barnhart (385th), Michael Pesek (294th), Bryn Kenney (280th), Marc Karam (270th), Allie Prescott (221st), Gavin Griffin (215th), Kathy Liebert (204th), Alexander Kravchenko (177th), Ylon Schwartz (174th), Layne Flack (95th) and Darryll Fish (93rd) were just a handful of the highly talented players that exited with some extra moolah in their back pockets.
With the board saying 60 players remaining, it is Jon "PearlJammer" Turner leading the field with an amassed 749,000 in chips. Snapping at his heels include Kyle Speake (573,000) and Hunter Frey (535,000) alongside notable players Young Phan (268,000), Jonathan Duhamel (250,000), Albert Kim (246,000), John Eames (233,000) and Jordan Young (221,000) as well as females Valerie Cross (297,000) and Ana Marquez (197,000).
The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be back again in just under twelve hours to provided extensive live coverage, as we look to play down to a final table of nine in the Event #8: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em. So make sure to stay tuned to PokerNews.com from 2:30 pm PDT as we write the story of the next coveted gold bracelet winner.