Jason "TheMasterJ33" DeWitt Leading World Series of Poker Event #17 After Day 2

Published on June 10th, 2010 7:56 am EST

-- World Series of Poker at the Rio --Day 2 of Event #17 ($5,000 No Limit Hold'em) at the 2010 World Series of Poker just came to a close.

Jason DeWitt, who is also known as "TheMasterJ33" online, had a fantastic Day 2, finishing the day with a total of 1,873,000 in chips.

Jeff "Yellowsub86" Williams, who is looking to win his first World Series of Poker bracelet after coming very close in 2008 (Jeff finished second that year in a $1k NLHE event), managed to finish Day 2 with around 1.3 million in chips.

Here are the top five chip stacks heading into the final day of play on Thursday:

Jason DeWitt - 1,873,000
Jeff Williams - 1,323,000
Amit Makhija - 1,317,000
Paul Foltyn - 1,246,000
Samuel Trickett - 945,000

18 of the original 792 entrants are still alive in this event. All of the remaining players will receive a minimum of $31,305 for making it this far, with the eventual winner of the event taking home an impressive $818,959, as well as the coveted World Series of Poker bracelet.

Notable players who managed to cash in this event but have since been knocked out:

Vivek Rajkumar - 24th place, $25,386
Josh Arieh - 26th place, $25,386
Amnon Filippi - 29th place, $20,845
Isaac Baron - 31th place, $20,845
Chau Giang - 41th place, $17,309
Bryn Kenney - 42nd place, $17,309
Phil Hellmuth - 50th place, $14,517
Owen Crowe - 51th place, $14,517
Chino Reem - 68th place, $10,497
Annette Obrestad - 72nd place, $10,497

The third and final day of this event will get under way at 2:30 pm (local time) on Thursday afternoon.

Photo: Dan4th


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