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World Poker Tour -- L.A. Poker Classic Day 2

The Prize Pool tops $6.5 Million and the Winner will take Home $1,654,120

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Michael MizrachiThe first piece of news during day 2 at the 2011 World Poker Tour L.A. Poker Classic no-limit hold’em $10,000 main event was the announcement of the field size and prize pool. The official size of the tournament field is 681 players and the total prize pool is $6,537,600. The top 63 players will walk away with prize money and the champion will take home $1,654,120. Here is a look at the full payout structure:

1: $1,654,120
2: $908,730
3: $640,680
4: $421,680
5: $304,000
6: $235,350
7: $176,520
8: $130,750
9-12: $63,410
13-15: $56,880
16-18: $50,340
19-27: $43,800
28-36: $37,260
37-45: $32,030
46-54: $26,800
55-63: $22,230

A little over 500 players returned for five more levels of poker on day 2 and by the end of play 238 remained. It should be another day before the money bubble bursts here in Los Angeles, but a few players have already set themselves up for a deep run in the tournament.

Joe DeNiro charged to the top of the leader board today when he became the first player to cross 300,000 in chips during the fourth level of play. He ends the night with 366,700. Michael Mizrachi is a familiar face at the top of the leader board with 227,600. The recent November Nine finalists is a former champion here at Commerce Casino. He won the L.A. Poker Classic back in 2005.

Another familiar haunt in the top five of the chip counts at the end of today is Nikolay Evdakov with 220,000. Rounding out the top five are James Carroll (264,800) and another recent November Nine finalist Jason Senti (258,200).

Some notable eliminations during day 2 included Liv Boeree, Johnny Chan, Jonathan Little, Tony Dunst, Shawn Buchanan, Prahlad Friedman, Eric Baldwin, Faraz Jaka, Isaac Baron, Antonio Esfandiari, Blair Hinkle, Bryan Devonshire, Jordan Morgan, Joe Tehan, Marco Johnson, Adam Levy, Gavin Smith, Jeff Madsen, Dwyte Pilgrim, and Daniel Negreanu.

Tune back in tomorrow at noon PST as Card Player’s live reporting team brings you more coverage from this marquee WPT event.

Here is a look at the official overnight chip counts.

RANK FIRST LAST CHIP COUNT TABLE SEAT
1 Joe Deniro 366,700 41 2
2 James Carroll 264,800 24 1
3 Jason Senti 258,200 24 3
4 Mike Sowers 252,500 32 5
5 Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi 227,600 41 1
6 Nikolay Evdakov 213,200 27 6
7 Carlos Mortensen 204,900 26 6
8 Evan McNiff 203,100 40 4
9 Allen Cunningham 196,400 20 1
10 Ted Jivkov 195,900 47 2
11 Konstantin Streletskiy 195,000 47 3
12 Ty Reiman 184,200 36 2
13 Kyle Julius 179,400 46 2
14 Vivek Rajkumar 176,100 28 1
15 Jennifer Tilly 174,100 38 6
16 Arkadiy Stekoeshchikov 171,000 25 8
17 Nam Le 162,100 20 9
18 Dermot Blain 162,000 42 9
19 Bryan Colin 158,300 20 8
20 Bryn Kenney 158,000 16 5
21 Sam Iola 154,600 26 1
22 Stephen Ma 154,200 25 4
23 David Baker 149,600 38 1
24 Mike Baxter 149,400 35 2
25 Ali Eslami 149,400 28 9
26 Bryan Paris 147,000 34 4
27 Mack Lee 146,400 42 6
28 Michael Binger 145,400 26 4
29 Richard Toth 145,200 27 4
30 Joshua Lucas 144,900 35 4
31 Joe Tushnet 143,600 24 9
32 Phillipe Ktorza 142,100 26 3
33 Evgeny Shnayder 141,100 32 8
34 Jacob Bazely 139,300 21 2
35 Jesse Rockowitz 139,300 47 8
36 Randy Dorfman 137,300 19 8
37 Joe Hachem 135,000 36 5
38 Chris McCormack 135,000 36 6
39 Luke Staudenmaier 133,800 19 2
40 Ryan Welch 133,700 16 3
41 Eric Houlihan 131,600 36 8
42 Sergey Altbregin 130,300 29 5
43 Sam Stein 128,900 16 8
44 Gregg Shanberg 128,600 24 2
45 Jason Mercier 128,400 16 9
46 Phil Hellmuth 128,100 32 4
47 Scott Seiver 127,300 34 1
48 Josh Haddy 127,300 17 8
49 Matthew Waxman 127,100 40 8
50 Ali Paydar 126,900 46 7
51 Thomas Marchese 124,700 24 4
52 Nicholas Verkaik 124,500 17 9
53 Shannon Shorr 122,700 39 1
54 Thayer Rasmussen 121,100 27 8
55 James Dowdy 120,000 31 9
56 Danny Smith 119,700 40 1
57 Amit Makhija 119,400 16 4
58 Jonathan Roy 118,100 33 2
59 Steve Reitzfeld 117,500 36 4
60 Jason DeWitt 116,900 21 5
61 Phuong “LyndaG4L” Tran 114,400 39 3
62 Michael Pesek 114,000 35 1
63 Jeffrey Oh 113,500 26 7
64 Daniel Alaei 112,500 41 4
65 Clayton Newman 112,300 33 5
66 Kenny Hicks 110,000 39 5
67 Greg Pohler 108,400 31 8
68 Jorge Rivera 107,300 36 7
69 Mike Matusow 106,200 45 2
70 Tony Gargano 105,200 28 8
71 Ryan Snickles 104,000 29 3
72 Tim Stephens 103,000 27 3
73 Bryce Daifuku 102,700 21 9
74 Shawn Cunix 101,700 29 7
75 Saul Frank 100,700 19 6
76 Juan Stizza 100,400 25 5
77 Tom Braband 99,800 41 9
78 Darryll Fish 99,800 20 5
79 Cuong “Soi” Nguyen 98,600 38 3
80 Ernesto Pabustan 97,700 47 1
81 Patrick Kelly 96,800 46 8
82 Ronnie Ebanks 96,700 21 1
83 Matt Berkey 96,200 31 4
84 Harold Cohen 95,500 20 6
85 Kido Pham 95,000 29 4
86 Justin Schwartz 94,700 45 8
87 Binh Nguyen 94,600 25 7
88 Tim West 94,000 47 5
89 Chuck Pacheco 93,200 33 9
90 Chad Batista 93,000 32 9
91 Ryan Goindoo 92,600 33 6
92 Nenad Medic 91,500 46 5
93 Steve Brecher 89,900 32 6
94 Steve Sung 88,500 33 8
95 Nicholas Rampone 88,500 38 2
96 Kathy Liebert 88,200 31 5
97 Masa Kagawa 87,000 31 2
98 Alexander Fitzgerald 86,400 19 4
99 Raymond Dolan 86,200 17 3
100 Wade Woelfel 85,200 18 8
101 Erik Seidel 83,300 43 4
102 Johannes Karlsson 82,800 45 5
103 Andy Huynh 82,500 40 7
104 Ted Lawson 82,000 17 4
105 Jared Ingles 82,000 38 9
106 Jon Eaton 81,300 35 3
107 Mike McClain 81,000 39 4
108 Jason Koon 80,900 28 7
109 Steve Gross 80,500 43 3
110 Steven O’Dwyer 80,300 26 8
111 Mark Dickstein 80,100 40 5
112 Jeff Madsen 80,000 24 6
113 Amir Lehavot 79,500 29 8
114 Shane Shleger 79,100 25 6
115 Derek Gregory 78,800 17 5
116 Chris Klodnicki 78,700 45 7
117 Vincent Rubianes 78,400 43 7
118 Tom McCormick 78,200 29 6
119 David Sands 77,900 43 6
120 Gregory Brooks 77,700 39 2
121 Glen Nguyen 77,700 27 1
122 Christopher DeMaci 77,500 20 4
123 Quan Tran 76,900 39 9
124 Phillip Collins 76,600 34 7
125 Phil Ivey 76,500 21 6
126 Yuval Bronshtein 76,300 32 7
127 Xuan Nguyen 75,500 32 3
128 Max Greenwood 75,400 42 5
129 James Sileo 71,600 41 5
130 Andy Frankenberger 71,500 31 6
131 Danielle Anderson 71,200 39 7
132 Jason Doherty 70,000 29 2
133 Matt Keikoan 68,900 42 1
134 Larry Lipman 68,400 17 2
135 Hoyt Corkins 67,200 35 6
136 Elizabeth Montizanti 67,000 19 1
137 Scott Eskenazi 67,000 41 8
138 Albert Winchester 66,200 34 5
139 Steve Braverman 66,000 34 3
140 Alex Dovzhenko 65,900 31 1
141 Eric Blair 65,600 34 2
142 Adam Wessley 65,500 28 5
143 Dan Heimiller 64,500 40 6
144 Freddy Deeb 64,400 41 6
145 Dash Dudley 63,000 34 8
146 James Mackey 62,200 32 1
147 Brandon Hall 62,200 16 2
148 Edward Pham 60,900 45 6
149 Kevin Song 58,700 29 1
150 Ken Lawson 58,000 46 1
151 Deepak Bhatti 58,000 41 3
152 Jesse Yaginuma 57,900 26 5
153 Travis Carson 57,700 27 2
154 David Powers 57,500 42 4
155 Gabor Szamosi 56,100 40 9
156 Salman Behbehani 55,100 28 3
157 Alex Kamberis 53,800 46 4
158 Lauren Kling 53,600 41 7
159 Konrad Festner 52,200 26 9
160 Mike Watson 51,400 18 9
161 Ardavan Yazdi 51,100 16 6
162 Liz Lieu 50,700 25 2
163 Sean Nolan 50,300 38 5
164 Dany Georges 50,200 36 9
165 Matt Marafioti 49,900 21 7
166 Derek Pasquarella 49,300 43 1
167 Chris Sparks 48,800 35 9
168 Brandon Crawford 48,600 34 6
169 Robert Brewer 48,500 24 5
170 Thor Hansen 48,400 43 8
171 Daniel Strelitz 48,300 45 3
172 Naseem Salem 47,500 17 1
173 Daniel Smith 47,300 33 4
174 Hieu “Tony” Ma 46,000 17 6
175 David Woo 45,600 27 5
176 Arthur Pembejian 45,500 18 3
177 Michael Hurey 45,200 38 4
178 Melissa Hayden 45,200 47 6
179 Matthew Hyman 45,100 47 7
180 Edward Ochana 44,100 16 1
181 David Oppenheim 43,500 20 7
182 Michele Koerner 42,500 43 2
183 Brett Richey 42,400 43 9
184 Dana Kellstrom 42,400 21 3
185 Farhan Madhani 41,600 31 3
186 Zack Clark 41,400 45 9
187 Govert Metaal 41,100 36 3
188 Bobby Suer 40,800 18 7
189 Mohammad Moeini 40,500 19 3
190 Kara Scott Tobin 40,500 32 2
191 Keith Crowder 40,200 31 7
192 Rajkumar Ramakrishnan 40,000 25 1
193 Michael Lambert 40,000 21 4
194 Edward Sabat 39,200 36 1
195 Eric Hershler 38,700 27 7
196 Mike Kucinski 38,400 42 8
197 Chris Grigorian 37,500 45 1
198 Christopher Seeger 37,000 42 2
199 John Leathart 36,400 21 8
200 Kataneh Hamidi 36,200 19 5
201 Maria Ho 36,200 38 8
202 Tommy Le 36,000 25 3
203 Barry Greenstein 35,600 35 5
204 Alvin Zeidenfeld 34,400 18 4
205 David Rowan 33,600 40 2
206 Pogos Simityan 33,100 28 4
207 Brnadan Zaucha 32,800 46 6
208 Kevin Schaffel 32,800 46 3
209 Jason Kim 32,700 47 4
210 Marten Czuczor 32,000 18 6
211 John Racener 30,900 25 9
212 Jillian Singerman 30,900 19 9
213 Jon Turner 30,600 34 9
214 Adam Junglen 30,100 17 7
215 Lionel Rival 29,400 42 7
216 Chris King 29,100 28 6
217 Jonathan Tamayo 29,000 28 2
218 Seth Fischer 28,700 20 2
219 Vin Luu 27,900 27 9
220 Bertrand Grospellier 27,200 39 6
221 Shan Jing 26,900 16 7
222 Michael DeVita 26,300 43 5
223 Kelly Phan 25,900 33 3
224 Will “The Thrill” Failla 25,600 19 7
225 Peter Vilandos 25,200 29 9
226 Hasan Habib 25,100 24 8
227 Tony Hartman 25,000 46 9
228 Albert Kim 21,800 33 1
229 Daniel Quach 20,800 42 3
230 Payman Arjang 19,900 47 9
231 Rob Bland 19,500 39 8
232 Andrew Lichtenberger 19,200 38 7
233 Edward Holyoke 18,600 26 2
234 Craig Boyd 18,500 35 7
235 Samuel Bekerian 15,000 45 4
236 Matthew Salsberg 13,500 18 2
237 Motoyuki Mabuchi 10,300 35 8
238 Aaron Schaff 2,000 18 1