At the start of day 2 there were 376 players left in the tournament but one after one they were being knocked out and at the end of the day the field was narrowed down to 139 players after five levels of play.
At the end of play on Saturday there were several big names still in the tournament such as Phil Hellmuth, Clonie Gowen and Kido Pham. At the end of day 2 they were all amongst the top 7 player in the tournament.
Here is the leaderboard after day 2 was finished:
1. Justin Young - 552,900
2. Chuck Kelley - 540,900
3. Evan McNiff - 485,300
4. Tuan Le - 480,000
5. Kido Pham - 445,000
6. Clonie Gowen - 430,000
7. Phil Hellmuth - 412,800
Even though Phil Hellmuth is well known for showing up late to the tournaments he play in at day 1 he showed up really late for the play of day 2 which is very surprising. But his stack was big enough to just keep posting the blinds and when he finally arrived at the table he continued to build his stack.
The biggest question on everyone's mind right now is if Phil Hellmuth will manage to win yet another tournament this year. Earlier this year Hellmuth finished 6th in the WPT L.A. Poker Classic which gave him nice payday of $229 480. Fact is that Hellmuth has never won a WPT tournament even though he has reached 3 final tables throughout the years. So you can be sure about him being really eager to win this tournament.