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World Series of Poker Circuit -- $10,000 Southern Regional Championship Day 2

Brandon Adams Starts the Day with the Chip Lead and Busts on the Final Hand of the Day

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Shannon ShorrDay 2 of the $10,000 World Series of Poker Circuit Southern Regional Championship at the Harrah’s in New Orleans grew the field size to 75 runners by the time that registration closed at the end of the first level of the day. That made the total prize pool $698,398 and the first-place prize was $237,456. Here is a look at the total payout structure:

1: $237,456
2: $146,922
3: $96,714
4: $67,702
5: $50,173
6: $39,236
7: $32,294
8: $27,901

Brandon Adams was at the top of the leader board with 136,150 when play began today, but by the end of the night he was the last player to be eliminated in 19th place. You can read the hand that was the punctuation mark at the end of this shocking series of events below.

While he fell others rose to the top, including overnight chip leader Brian Senie (291,000) and Shannon Shorr, who also holds more than 200,000 (242,500). Shorr is looking to make his second WSOP Circuit Regional Championship final table of the season as is Steve Brecher, who holds 161,800 to reside in the top five.

Check back in at the end of play tomorrow night for another summary of the action from Card Player. The final 18 will play down to the final table that will crown a champion on Sunday, May 22. Here is a look at the tournament statistics from day 2 in New Orleans:

Day 2 Complete Chip Counts:

Brian Senie — 291,000
Shannon Shorr — 242,500
AJ Jejelowo — 168,500
Steve Brecher — 161,800
Lawrence Jacobs — 152,400
Matt Waxman — 133,600
Gary Friedlander — 123,800
Harry Cullen — 122,500
Brian Roberts — 118,000
Allie Prescott — 107,200
Jeremy Gaubert — 105,300
Kunal Patel — 102,500
Jeremiah Vinsant — 92,800
Kyle Bowker — 79,500
Scott Lipshutz — 75,700
Prince Gaspard — 69,200
Adam Levy — 61,800
Allen Kessler — 41,500

Day 2 Eliminations: Joseph Cheong, David Peters, David Baker, David Paredes, Tom Franklin, Tommy Vedes, John Dolan, Jonathan Aguiar, Will Failla, Brian Lemke, Kido Pham, Chad Brown, Dan Heimiller, Brandon Adams

Hand of the Day:

Day 1 Chip Leader Brandon Adams Eliminated on the Last Hand of Play

Kunal Patel raised to 4,500 from early position and Gary Friedlander, Brandon Adams, and Adam Levy all made the call. The flop was dealt 9Club Suit 9Diamond Suit 6Club Suit and action was checked to Friedlander in middle position, who bet 9,000.

Adams reraised all in to 46,000 total from the cutoff and Levy mucked from the small blind. Patel mucked as well and Friedlander made the call. Their cards:

Adams: AClub Suit 5Club Suit
Friedlander: 6Heart Suit 6Diamond Suit

Board: 2Diamond Suit and 4Heart Suit

Adams was eliminated on the hand in 19th place and play ended for the night. Friedlander grew his stack to 123,800 after the hand.