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WSOP Circuit -- Eastern Regional Championship Day 2

There are 27 Players Remaining at the Harrah's in Atlantic City

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Vanessa SelbstThere were 92 players who returned for day 2 at the $10,000 World Series of Poker Circuit Eastern Regional Championship at the Harrah’s Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey today. After eight levels of poker just the final 27 remained. There were many notable eliminations today, including the exit of Card Player Player of the Year contender Dwyte Pilgrim, John Racener, James Mackey, Amnon Filippi, Shannon Shorr, Brock Parker, Isaac Baron, Will Failla, John Cernuto, Dan Heimiller, and Vanessa Selbst.

Selbst busted in one of the strangest hands of the day. Chris Klodnicki bet 9,000 preflop from the hijack and Selbst reraised to 23,000 from the cutoff. Klodnicki went into the tank for a long time and eventually put in another raise. He moved out close to 130,000, which left him with a meager amount of chips behind. Selbst believed that he had moved all in, announced a call, and flipped over KHeart Suit KSpade Suit.

“What now?” Klodnicki asked, and Selbst replied, “Just play the hand.” The flop was dealt ADiamond Suit 10Diamond Suit 4Diamond Suit and Klodnicki checked. Selbst moved all in and Klodnicki made the all-in call, committing himself to the pot for 143,200 overall. Klodnicki revealed 8Diamond Suit 7Diamond Suit.

The turn and river fell 10Diamond Suit and QHeart Suit, which allowed Klodnicki to double up to 300,000 and take the chip lead. Selbst was crippled with a little more than 10,000 after the hand and she busted a short time later.

There are many big names still in the hunt, including chip leader Chris Bell (434,500), as well as fellow large stacks Eugene Katchalov (386,700), Chris Klodnicki (179,700), and Christian Harder (149,400). You can see the full chip counts and seating chart for day 3 below:

Table 52

Seat 1: Victor Ramdin – 102,600
Seat 2: Jay Nair – 135,000
Seat 3: Duane Goodison – 89,000
Seat 4: Eugene Katchalov – 306,400
Seat 5: Todd Terry – 99,400
Seat 6: Dan Kelly – 73,600
Seat 7: Chris Klodnicki – 179,700
Seat 8: Sorel Mizzi – 53,500
Seat 9: David Sands – 92,600

Table 62

Seat 1: Brett Richey – 138,500
Seat 2: Jack Schanbacher – 168,000
Seat 3: Christian Harder – 149,400
Seat 4: Frank Calo – 255,100
Seat 5: Andy Frankenberger – 80,900
Seat 6: Ketan Pandya – 186,200
Seat 7: Kenny Hicks – 139,900
Seat 8: Jason Burt – 195,300
Seat 9: Eli Berg – 108,200

Table 63

Seat 1: Beth Shak – 106,300
Seat 2: Nick Mitchell – 183,200
Seat 3: Jonathan Little – 92,800
Seat 4: Chris Bell – 434,500
Seat 5: Micah Raskin – 85,400
Seat 6: Matthew Waxman – 179,800
Seat 7: Bobby Wisiak – 62,000
Seat 8: Lee Childs – 2,800
Seat 9: Seth Fischer – 386,700

The final three tables will begin the march down to a final table of nine tomorrow at noon EDT and you can follow along with all of the action in Card Player’s live coverage of the event.