WPT World Championship Day 2 – Afriat Leading

There were 200 players that started Day 2 of the World Poker Tour World Championship in the Borgata Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City but just 68 of them that will be heading into Day 3 a little later on tonight.

Eric Afriat is the current chip leader and he is actually some way out in front with a massive 1,003,000 in chips. His closest rival is that of Anthony Gregg who sits on 567,000 whilst others in the top ten include notables Athanasios Polychronopoulos, Scott Seiver, Jason Koon and Ryan D’Angelo.

There were 132 eliminations on Day 2 and a fair few of them were some big names on the poker scene. Out of the event went Matt Giannetti, Joe Serock, Faraz Jaka, Matt Salsberg, Paul Volpe, Andy Frankenberger and PokerStars Team Pro Vanessa Rousso.

Whilst the actual figures for the prize pool are not yet available we do know that the top 36 players will make the money. That number is expected to be reached on Day 3 as the target is to see the field reduced to just 27 and three tables.

Join us once more tomorrow to see who managed to sneak into the money and who will now have to wait for another opportunity to win a WPT Title. The action gets underway at the same time of 12pm ET today and we will discover if anyone can stop the runaway leader Afriat.

The Current Top Ten

1st) Eric Afriat – 1,003,000

2nd) Anthony Gregg – 567,000

3rd) Athanasios Polychronopoulos – 542,500

4th) Scott Seiver                – 539,500

5th) Ryan D’Angelo – 519,500

6th) Jason Koon – 500,500

7th) Maurice Hawkins – 433,500

8th) Glenn Lafaye – 423,500

9th) Jonathan Tamayo – 411,000

10th) Hans Winzeler – 397,500