There are now only 20 players left in the $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em event after two days of intensive play. Carl Westcott, a recipient of the Horatio Alger Award in 2003, will lead the remaining players into Day 3 with 1,066,000 in chips.
Not far behind him is Artur Koren with 1,062,000, and in third place is no one else than former Main Event Champion Greg Merson with 800,000. Besides Merson, notables such as Doc Sands, Jason Wheeler, Barry Hutter, and Kevin MacPhee will all return to the Amazon Room for Day 3.
All of the remaining players are now guaranteed to take home at least $14,280 each. The eventual winner will get $466,120!