The second day of the WSOP Circuit championship is being hosted this year by the Horse Shoe Casino Hammond located in Hammond, Indiana, got underway at 2 O'clock yesterday afternoon.
Steve Billirakis, known here on the interwebs as MrSmokey1, ground up a decent sized chip lead over the of the field and though that lead shifted hands a few times as the days game was played, at the end of the day, MrSmokey1 had 100k on his oppenants.
It was hardly an easy feat either! In fact hand to hand play alone drug on for an hour. Before that however, we witnessed Brett Richey make his way to the rail today underneath the glimmering light of the new overhead chandliers. when his pocket 88 missed up against Jason DeWitt's pocket pair of tens. Mr. Hamrick who you should recollect as the 2008 World Series of Poker main events bubble boy shoved his stack into the middle of the felt right in time to take a shot at maintainingthe bubble boy title.
At This point there were twenty-two remaining players, Mr. Hamrick pushed his diminished chipstack in with top pair. Two cards were left to come and our Bubble Boy was met by Dustin Woolf'slowest pair.. with a flush draw.
The turn strengthened Dean's hand, giving him two pair, but , and to demonstrate that, Lady Luck multiplied Dustin Woolf'souts, blessing him not only the flush draw, but an open ended straight draw to boot.
Lady Luck smiled that saucy smile as the final card landed on the felt, and Dustin 'neverwin' Woolf drew the little wheel. Our boy Dean finished on the bubble again, merely 3 opponents away from the cash.
Hand for Hand tournament play commenced as the players waited for the bubble to burst, and the money to begin rolling in, hand to hand play continued over the next hour.
At Long Last, onetime NBA Basketball player Kenneth Norman shoved his stack into the middle. He didn't make it.
We finished today with three big names in the lead, Steve Billrakis having the heavy stack once again. Steve Billrakis holding 754,000. in poker chips. That left him with a 100,000 chip lead overJustin DeWitt who sustained the 2nd highest chip advantage, holding 651,000 in event chips. in third we left Dustin Woolf who will resume tomorrows play with 419,000 in chips.