Another three players entered the Main Event just before the start of Day 2. This means that this year's Main Event drew a field of 648 entries that created a AU$6,480,000 prize pool, of which the top 72 finishers will receive a share (the winner will get AU$1.6 million).
In total, 344 players returned for Day 2 at Crown Casino in Melbourne and about 125 of them remained after five 90-minute levels of play. Jan Suchanek, who started Day 2 with the overall chip lead, will lead the way to Day 3 with 483,900 chips.
Notables who also advanced to Day 3 include defending champion Ami Barer (318,600), Phil Ivey (278,300), Mike "Timex" McDonald (167,300), and 2014 WSOP runner-up Felix Stephensen of Norway (153,100).
We will be back tomorrow morning with an update on how things played out in Day 3's seven 90-minute levels of poker.