Welcome to PokerNews' Day 2 coverage of Event #36: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball. After 10 levels on Day 1, the starting field of 241 entrants is down to just 38 players. They money is within reach as the top 28 players are paid and if the Day 1 elimination pace was any indication, a final table will be reached sooner rather than later. Up top is $89,483, and of course a coveted World Series of Poker gold bracelet.
Brian Rast is on top of the chip counts entering Day 2 with 62,950, followed by Joseph Cheong with 54,475. Rast is looking for bracelet #3, while Cheong is still seeking that elusive first bracelet. An interesting story line to keep an eye on today will be that of Phil Hellmuth chasing his 14th bracelet. Hellmuth begins the day 11th in chips with 42,400, and is sitting to the direct right of Cheong, which should make for some interesting situations, to say the least.
Play is set to resume at 2 p.m. so be sure to keep it here at PokerNews throughout out the day as the quest to crown another bracelet winner continues!