Winner of Event #2 To Take Home $553,906Published on May 30th, 2013 6:46 pm EST
481 players turned out for the first open event of the 2013 World Series of Poker, creating a total prize pool of $2,260,700.
The 2013 World Series of Poker kicked off with the $500 Casino Employees event, which got underway at 12 pm on Wednesday afternoon. The first open event of the series, Event #2 ($5,000 No Limit Hold'em Eight Handed), got underway a few hours later.
Many of the top names in the poker world, including Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey and Daniel Negreanu, turned out for Event #2. As of this moment, the only player of those three names that is still alive in the event is Phil Hellmuth.
Here are some of the top chip counts as of this moment:
Tom Marchese, 153,975
David "Doc" Sands, 130,000
Brendon Rubie, 124,000
Scott Baumstein, 111,100
Antonio Esfandiari, 99,000
Here are the payouts for the eight players who make the event's final table:
The top 56 spots will pay, with a mini-cash being worth $8,432.
This event runs for a total of four days, with the winner being crowned sometime on Saturday evening.
Filed Under: The World Series of Poker