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North American Poker Tour -- Mohegan Sun Day 2

The Field Charges Down to 74 Players in Connecticut

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Vanessa SelbstDay 2 at the PokerStars North American Poker Tour Mohegan Sun no-limit hold’em main event welcomed back 230 players. By the end of the night just 74 players remained and the field is just a few spots shy of the money bubble, which will burst when 56 players remain.

The overnight chip leader is Aaron Overton with 598,700. Other notables at the top of the leader board include the defending champion at this event Vanessa Selbst with 339,200 and Victor Ramdin, who holds 296,100. Ramdin is currently eighth in the Card Player Player of the Year standings with 2,248 points. Olivier Busquet is also running strong with 306,400.

Day 3 will feature eight more levels of poker and you can follow along with all of the action on the PokerStars blog feed. Check back in tomorrow evening for another summary of the day here on Card Player. Here is a look at the tournament statistics from day 2:

Day 2 Top Chip Counts:

Aaron Overton: 598700
Aaron Mermelstein: 382500
Corey Hochman: 363500
Ruben Costa: 356900
Vanessa Selbst: 339200
David Whalen: 329100
Olivier Busquet: 306400
Victor Ramdin: 296100
Taylor Von Kriegenbergh: 287000
Jerry Wong: 286000

Day 2 Notable Eliminations: Jonathan Duhamel, Cliff Josephy, Shawn Busse, Joe Cada, David Paredes, Eddy Sabat, Tony Cousineau, Pporya Nazari, George Lind, Anthony Gregg, Faraz Jaka, Jason Mercier, Amnon Filippi, Jeff Madsen, Jim Collopy, Pat Pezzin, Vanessa Rousso, Alex Keating, and Carlos Mortensen.

Hand of the Day:

Vanessa Selbst Climbs to 300,000

Vanessa Selbst moved all in on a five-bet preflop and one opponent made the call. Their cards:

Selbst: 8Diamond Suit 4Diamond Suit
Opponent: ASpade Suit AHeart Suit

Board: JDiamond Suit 6Diamond Suit 5Spade Suit 5Club Suit 7Spade Suit

The 7 on the river gave Selbst an eight-high straight and she grew her stack to 310,000.