Bryn Kenney Leads World Series of Poker Event #52 After Day 2Published on July 2nd, 2010 4:40 pm EST
The $25,000 No Limit Hold’em 6-Max tournament (Event #52) is one of the hardest World Series of Poker events to win.
The field is comprised of some of the very best "live" and online poker players in the world, creating an event that is teeming with great players and largely devoid of any soft spots. Whoever ends up taking home the $1,315,518 first place prize will have definitely earned their money, as this tournament is incredibly tough to win.
After two full days of play in the event, Bryn Kenney is the chip leader heading into the final day of play on Friday. Kenney (2.4 million chips) rolled on Day 2, finishing the day with nearly one million chips more than his next closest competitor (Brian Hodhod, 1.5 million chips).
Here are the chip stacks heading into the final day of play on Friday:
Bryn Kenney, 2,425,000
Brian Hodhod, 1,484,000
Sam Trickett, 1,123,000
Abe Mosseri, 1,035,000
Frank Kassela, 978,000
Daniel Negreanu, 860,000
Jason Somerville, 859,000
Isaac Haxton, 835,000
Shawn Buchanan, 772,000
Eugene Katchalov, 600,000
Justin Bonomo, 576,000
Martins Adeniya, 549,000
Carlos Mortensen, 484,000
Vadim Trincher, 425,000
Mikael Thuritz, 388,000
Heather Sue Mercer, 349,000
Billy Jordanou, 335,000
Dan Kelly, 260,000
All 18 of these players are guaranteed at least $58,699 for making it this far. The winner of this event, as mentioned, will take home over $1.3 million, while the runner up will walk away with $812,941.
There are a number of interesting stories heading into the final day of this event, including:
-can Frank Kassela win his third bracelet of the year?
-can Daniel Negreanu finish third or better in this event to move past Phil Ivey on the all time money list?
-how much in side bets will Negreanu collect if he manages to take down this event?
-can Carlos Mortensen win a WPT title and WSOP bracelet in the same year?
-can Justin Bonomo and Isaac Haxton win their first WSOP bracelets after coming very close in recent years?
-can Heather Sue Mercer make a serious run at her first WSOP bracelet?
These are just a few of the stories to watch heading into the final day of play on Friday. It should be a fun day of poker..
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