The World Series of Poker Circuit Event Series continues this week in Durant, Oklahoma with Event #2, a $580 buy-in multi-day tournament with four Day 1 flights. Players who busted out on Day 1 were able to re-enter on subsequent flights for another shot at a huge payout. Event #2 is the second of the three major tournaments in the series and had a guaranteed prize pool of $500,000. A $300K Guaranteed event wrapped up last week and $1M Guaranteed tournament is scheduled for later this week. With 2,209 total entries into Event #2, the prize pool for Event #2 more than doubled the advertised guarantee to $1,104,500.
Day 2 of Event #2 starts at noon today (1/13) and will play down to the end. Play may be halted after midnight depending on the number of players remaining at that time. (Judging by the size of the remaining field, a third day of competition is likely.) 405 players survived Day 1 play and will return to compete for a top prize of $168,433. Tulsa-area players who returned for Day 2 included:
- Chris Hooper of Tulsa with 92,800 chips
- Gretchen Archer of Catoosa with 91,200 chips
- Caroline McGee of Tulsa with 86,600 chips
- Michael Brandt of Tulsa with 81,500 chips
- Todd Hoffman of Tulsa with 77,100 chips
- Della Jones of Sand Springs with 74,600 chips
- Shawn Arnold of Tulsa with 67,700 chips
- Kyle Burns of Tulsa with 64,400 chips
- David Cantrell of Claremore with 63,200 chips
- Terry Oliver of Muskogee with 57,800 chips
- Chris Hayes of Claremore with 57,000 chips
- Craig Worley of Stillwater with 54,800 chips
- Mark Were of Tulsa with 45,200 chips
- Matt Lawrence of Tulsa with 43,100 chips
- Clarence Prevost of Tulsa with 38,600 chips
- Jason Benanzer of Tulsa with 37,800 chips
- John "Cracker" Reynolds of Tulsa with 37,100 chips
- Christopher Neal of Okmulgee with 35,500 chips
- Tana Karnchanakphan of Tulsa with 30,200 chips
- Leon Hamrick of Tulsa with 29,700 chips
The average stack size starting Day 2 is 65,450. The chip leader starting Day 2 is Shaun McBride of Kansas City, Missouri with 271,000. The top 225 players will cash in the tournament, with payouts starting at $1,193.
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