On the second day of the 2014 World Series of Poker Event #37: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha, 113 players returned to the tables in the Amazon room. After 10 levels of play, the field would be reduced to only 11 with Marcel Vonk (604,000) bagged up the most chips. Vonk is the only one of those left who has won a WSOP event before, having claimed a bracelet in a $1,000 NLHE event in 2010.
The Dutchman is facing tough competition with Day 2 chip leader Brandon Paster (588,000), Galen Hall (553,000), Kevin Saul (506,000), and AP Phahurat (162,000) among those challenging him today.
Gabriel Nassif is also part of the final group, with the Frenchman looking for his second WSOP final table in a row after finishing eighth in Event #33: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em then immediately joining this competition for yet another deep run.
All players have $14,908 guaranteed for their efforts thus far while the elusive golden bracelet as well as the first-place payout of $264,400 are still up for grabs. Action resumes at 1 p.m. Las Vegas time with blinds at 6,000-12,000.
Once we are down to 10, the two tables will be combined for the unofficial final table. The PokerNews live reporting will keep you up-to-date about all key hands including hand-for-hand coverage once the official final table begins, at which point the live stream on a five-minute delay will begin on WSOP.com.
Back soon for the exciting finale of Event #37!