Adrian Sorel State leads after the second day of the WPT Championship
The WPT Championship, with a buy-in of 10,400 USD, became the largest in the history of the series, collecting 2,690 entries and 29 million USD prize money. On December 15, the event’s second day took place, at the end of which 399 participants remained in the game. 370 people will get into the prizes, and the minimum payout will be 17,400 USD. Briton Adrian Sorel State leads after the second day of the WPT Championship, with 2,400,000 chips in the asset.
A little behind Sorel State is 2-time WSOP champion Andrew Crookston, who has 2,200,000 chips. Among the famous players who collected huge stacks were Wynn Millions 2022 runner-up Isaac Kempton (2,100,000), Wynn Summer Classic champion Adam Hendrix (2,055,000), bracelet holder and WPT champion Soheb Porbandarwala (2,035,000), bracelet holder Jason Gooch (1,850,000), WPT champion Taylor von Kriegenbergh (1,750,000), WSOP 2022 Main Event finalist and WPT champion Asher Conniff (1,675,000), bracelet winner Steve Gross (1,700,000) and WPT champion and 2-time bracelet winner Freddy Deeb (1,650,000).
Kristen Foxen (275,000), Steve Zolotow (425,000), and Daniel Negreanu (440,000) remained with short stacks.
A lot of star players left the tournament
Freddy Deeb managed to climb to the top of the chip count thanks to a huge pot that he won in the middle of the day. Deeb, with a set of queens, defeated a set of tens of opponents. WPT Ambassador and host Lynn Gilmartin also remains in the game. The champion of the women’s event EPT Barcelona 2015 collected 930,000 chips. Most likely, Gilmartin will get into the prizes, and this will be enough to earn the largest amount in her career in live poker.
However, Gilmartin is not the only WPT employee left in the game. WPT commentator Tony Dunst, who is a 2-time bracelet winner and WPT champion, will start the third day with a stack of 270,000 chips. Top 6 chip count WPT Championship after the second day:
- Adrian Sorel State — 2,400,000 (160 bb)
- Andrew Crookston — 2,200,000 (147 bb)
- Lucas Foster — 2,135,000 (142 bb)
- Isaac Kempton — 2,100,000 (140 bb)
- Adam Hendrix — 2,055,000 (137 bb)
- Soheb Porbandarwala — 2,035,000 (136 bb)
Quite a lot of star players left the tournament on the second day and left empty-handed. Among them were bracelet holder and WPT champion Alex Foxen, 16-time WSOP champion Phil Hellmuth, two 3-time WPT champions Nick Schulman and Brian Altman, 2-time WPT champion and 5-time WSOP champion Michael Mizrachi, as well as the richest player in poker history Justin Bonomo. American Bonomo was the chip leader of Day 1A but could not keep his huge stack, which exceeded 1 million chips.