Welcome back to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino and the 2014 World Series of Poker for Day 2 of Event #34: $1,500 Seven-Card Stud.
Yesterday evening saw 345 players take to the felt to create a $465,750 prize pool that will see the top 40 players earn a guaranteed $2,524 payday. Coming back today, the tournament is only 20 players shy from reaching the money as just 60 players managed to bag and tag early this morning.
One of those players is two-time WSOP bracelet winner Steve Sung who topped the day as chip leader with an amassed 69,000-chip stack ahead of William Thompson (67,500), Bryan Campanello (63,300), and Brian Hastings (58,500). However there are still many notables remaining in the field with the likes of Bryn Kenney, Cyndy Violette, Marcel Luske, Daniel Negreanu, Stephen Chidwick, Phil Laak, Robert Mizrachi, and Barry Greenstein all still in contention and eyeing the $118,785 first prize.
The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be on hand from 2:00 p.m. (PDT) to provide extensive live updates throughout the day as we look to play down into the money before potentially reaching the Event #34 final table. Stay tuned right here to PokerNews.com for all the news on the 2014 World Series of Poker!