Good afternoon, and welcome back to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino for Day 2 of Event #2: $25,000 Mixed-Max No-Limit Hold'em!
Two-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Vanessa Selbst leads the remaining 60 players, and right behind her is 2011 $50,000 Poker Players' Championship winner Brian Rast. Rast had a steady climb to 557,400 chips during play on Day 1, while Selbst made quads against Jake Schindler in the final level of the evening and bagged 562,800.
Also returning with big stacks are Michael Mizrachi (399,300), Jason Mo (393,000), and Dan Cates (317,000). Mizrachi had less than half of the 75,000-chip starting stack during the wee hours of the night at the Rio, but in true Grinder fashion he was able to spin in up before the day concluded.
Joining these big stacks on Day 2 will be, among many others, big names like Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu, Jason Mercier, John Juanda, Stephen Chidwick, and JC Tran.
Day 2, which features six-handed play, is set to kick off at 2 p.m. PST in the Amazon Room. PokerNews will be on hand to provide live updates straight from the tournament floor - see you then!