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World Poker Tour -- Bay 101 Shooting Star Day 2

Phil Hellmuth Leads the Field with 27 Players Remaining

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Phil HellmuthDay 2 has ended at the World Poker Tour Bay 101 Shooting Star $10,000 no-limit hold’em main event and there are 27 players that will advance to day 3 tomorrow, which begins at 11 a.m. PST.

The day began with 126 players and action moved at a quick clip. Play ended just after 10 p.m. PST tonight when the the final 27 players remained. The field will return to six-handed tables tomorrow and action will remain that way until the final table of six is set. The chip leader at the end of the night is Phil Hellmuth (pictured right), who ended play with 530,000. Notables rounding out the top 10 in chips were Hasan Habib (496,000), Dan O’Brien (439,000), Matt Keikoan (426,500), Nick Schulman (381,500), Faraz Jaka (332,500), Brian Rast (332,500), and Chau Giang (307,500).

Other notables who guaranteed themselves a cash in the event by advancing to the third day of play are Joe Elpayaa, John Monnette, Jonathan Little, John Cernuto, and Scotty Nguyen. Here is a look at the tournament statistics from WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star Day 2:

Day 2 Top Chip Counts:

Phil Hellmuth — 530,000
Hasan Habib — 496,000
Andy Seth — 453,000
Dan O’Brien — 439,000
Matt Keikoan — 426,500
Nick Schulman — 381,500
Faraz Jaka — 332,500
Brian Rast — 322,000
Chau Giang — 307,500
David Forster — 305,500

Notable Day 2 Cashes:

35: Mohsin Charania — $14,700
30: Mark Ketteringham — $17,600

Notable Day 2 Eliminations:

Mike Sexton, Scott Montgomery, Shane Schleger, Scott Seiver, Osmin Dardon, Phil Laak, Paul Smith, Tyler Reiman, Tuan Le, Zach Clark, Yevgeniy Timoshenko, Steve Gross, Zach Hyman, Sorel Mizzi, Steve Sung, Mike Matusow, Daniel Negreanu, Christina Lindley, Freddy Deeb, Eugene Katchalov, Barry Greenstein, Adam Levy, Joe Cassidy, Matt Stout, J.C. Tran, Howard Lederer, Greg Mueller, Jerry Yang, James Mackey, and defending champion Steve Brecher.

Hand of the Day:

George Ash Eliminated in 31st Place ($14,700)

The board read ADiamond Suit QClub Suit 10Diamond Suit 8Heart Suit when Dan O’Brien checked under the gun and George Ash bet 33,000 from the button. O’Brien thought for a moment and then raised all in. Ash quickly made the call and flipped over KSpade Suit JClub Suit for a straight.

O’Brien turned over AHeart Suit 8Diamond Suit, which was good for two pair until the 8Spade Suit fell on the river. O’Brien made a full house and he won the hand to grow his stack to 475,000 near the end of the night. Ash was eliminated in 31st place and he will take home $14,700 in prize money.