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WPT -- Southern Poker Championship Day 2

The Field Plays Down to the Final Three Tables on Day 2

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James MackeyDay 2 of the 2010 World Poker Tour Southern Poker Championship took place on Monday, Jan. 25 at the Beau Rivage Hotel and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. The $10,000 no-limit hold’em tournament attracted 208 players overall, and 106 returned for day 2. The field played down to the final 27 players this evening and the money bubble will burst tomorrow when the final 18 remain.

Jared Jaffee shot up the leader board during day 2 and he finished the night with 546,000 to lead the field. He is followed by Tyler Smith, who holds 462,500, and Jonathan Kantor, who holds 412,500. Rounding out the top 10 spots in the standings are professionals James Mackey with 380,000 (pictured left), Tommy Vedes (336,500), Ryan D’Angelo (304,500), Justin Smith (280,000), and Hoyt Corkins (276,000).

There are two more days left in the WPT event, and the final table of six will begin at 4 p.m. CST on Wednesday, Jan. 27. Here is a look at the tournament statistics from day 2 in Biloxi:

Payout Structure:

1st: $739,486
2nd: $366,643
3rd: $196,829
4th: $135,079
5th: $106,134
6th: $86,837
7th: $67,540
8th: $48,243
9th: $28,946
10th-12th: $25,086
13th-15th: $19,297
16th-18th: $15,438

Notable Eliminations:

Matt Stout, Michael Binger, Nick Schulman, Joe Tehan, Josh Arieh, Paul Wasicka, Tom McCormick, Surinder Sunar, Chad Brown, Daniel Negreanu, David Singer, Adam Levy, Blair Hinkle, Allen Kessler, Jonathan Little, Gavin Smith,

Day 2 Chip Counts:

Table 1

1. James Blackmon – 95,500
2. Ayaz Mahmood – 199,000
3. Hoyt Corkins – 276,000
4. Shawn Quillin – 307,000
5. Dwyte Pilgrim – 246,000
6. Justin Smith – 280,000
7. James Mackey – 380,000
8. Tommy Vedes – 336,500
9. Tyler Smith – 462,500

Table 2

1. James Guinther – 123,000
2. Sam Rashid – 319,500
3. Kathy Liebert – 123,500
4. Dan O’Brien – 205,500
5. Narinder Khasria – 190,000
6. Andy Philacheck – 120,000
7. Brian Hawkins – 70,000
8. James Reed – 221,500
9. Jonathan Kantor – 412,500

Table 3

1. Benjamin Tollerene – 86,500
2. Seamus Cahill – 171,000
3. Jerry Vanstrydonck – 202,500
4. Ken Perry – 70,500
5. J.J. Liu – 93,000
6. Ken Harbaugh – 244,000
7. Vitor Coelho – 201,000
8. Jared Jaffee – 546,000
9. Ryan D’Angelo – 304,500

Hand of the Day:

Jonathan Little Eliminated

With blinds at 1,000-2,000 with a 300 ante, Jonathan Little moved all in preflop and Ben Tollerene made the call. Their cards:

Little: QSpade Suit QClub Suit
Tollerene: JDiamond Suit JHeart Suit

Board: 10Club Suit 9Heart Suit 3Diamond Suit QDiamond Suit KClub Suit

Tollerene made a king-high straight on the river to grow his stack to 189,000 and Little was eliminated from the tournament just before the dinner break.