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World Poker Tour -- Hollywood Poker Open Day 2

The total field size is 97 in Indiana and the Winner will Take Home $273,664

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Shannon Shorr is Second in Chips after Day 2Day 2 at the World Poker Tour Hollywood Poker Open no-limit hold’em main event saw the total field size set at 97 players and by the end of the night just 27 remained. The eventual champion will take home $273,664 in prize money at the final table on Wednesday, April 13. The top dozen players in the tournament will take home prize money. Here is a look at the full payout structure:

1: $273,664
2: $155,103
3: $110,788
4: $77,551
5: $62,041
6: $50,962
7: $44,315
8: $39,884
9: $31,021
10-12: $22,157

The overnight chip leader is Andy Whetstone with 334,400. Also near the top are notables Shannon Shorr (250,900), Ali Eslami (153,300), and Erik Seidel (133,000). Other big names still in the hunt but further down the leader board are Allen Kessler, William Reynolds, Andy Frankenberger, Chris Bell, Shawn Cunix, and 2010 Card Player Player of the Year Thomas Marchese.

Day 3 will take the remaining survivors down to the final ten. 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:

Andy Whetstone — 334,400
Shannon Shorr — 250,900
Steven Kelly — 233,000
David Anthony — 207,000
Steve Barshak — 193,600
Mike Scarborough — 170,500
Ali Eslami — 153,300
Michael Rocco — 137,700
Erik Seidel — 133,000
James Hensley — 132,800

Day 2 Notable Eliminations: Jack McClelland, Hoyt Corkins, Jason Koon, Bobby Suer, Gregory Brooks, Raj Patel, Michael Benvenuti, Luke Staudenmaier, Jonathan Little and Mike Sexton.

Hand of the Day:

Andy Whetstone Takes out Two Players to Climb Above 300,000

After a series of bets and raises on a QDiamond Suit 10Spade Suit 8Heart Suit flop Brady Churches moved all in and Andy Whetstone made the call. Their cards:

Whetstone: 8Club Suit 8Spade Suit
Churches: AHeart Suit QClub Suit

Turn and River: 9Club Suit and 7Spade Suit

Whetstone took out Churches and on the very next hand Luke Staudenmaier raised to 14,200 under the gun preflop and Whetstone and Larry Ormson made the call. The flop fell JClub Suit 6Club Suit 2Heart Suit and Ormson bet 6,000. Staudenmaier called all in and Whetstone raised to 20,000.

Ormson made the call and the turn fell 9Heart Suit. Both live players checked the side pot and the river fell 5Heart Suit. Ormson bet 9,000 and Whetstone made the call.

Whetstone revealed pocket fives, which were enough to top the QClub Suit and JHeart Suit of Ormson for the side pot. Staudenmaier mucked ASpade Suit 10Club Suit faceup and then he exited the tournament area. Whetstone was up to 326,500 after the hand.