2011 WSOP Update: Pilgrim’s Quest for Bracelet

Barry Greenstein (center foreground) finds himself still chasing the dream in Event #39.

Jason Mericer‘s second bracelet win grabbed all the attention on Wednesday. Can the man they myth the legend, Black Phil Ivey, Big Sldick, the one and only Dwyte Pilgrim do the same today? You know the answer to that.

:: Event #36 ($2,500 NLH) – An impressive field with 39 remaining. Thomas Miller has built an enormous chip lead, meaning he probably won’t win the bracelet, since tournaments are never won on Day 2. Or are they? Miller is stacked at 1,350,000. He’s followed by Randy Dorfman with 566,000. Far behind but still among the big stacks is the aformentioned the many the myth the legend, Black Phil Ivey, Big Sldick, the one and only Dwyte Pilgrim (340,000). Other notables include Nam Le (290,000), Tom Marchese (230,000), and David “The Dragon” Pham* (100,000). Get full chip counts here.

:: Event #37 ($10,000 H.O.R.S.E.) – They’re in the money with 23 remaining. Michael Binger, who had a minor controversy with Daniel Negreanu during Day 2, ended play as big stack with 742,000. He’s followed by Fabrice Soulier, a frog, with 560,000.

:: Event #38 ($1,500 NLH) – Move along, nothing to see here yet.

:: Event #39 ($2,500 PLH/PLO) – No surprise seeing the Intense Stare of Scott Clements among the leaders in a PLO event. He’ll start Day 2 with 108,700 in chips, just behind Mitch Schock (121,600), Ashkan Razavi (115k) and end of Day 1 chipleader David Williams (137,700), who’s looking to turn things around after running the opposite of good at the series so far.  130 players remain from the original 606 (big jump from last year’s 482) with 63 getting paid. Chip counts here.

Finally, tonight is one of your last chances to win your way into the 2011 WSOP Main Event online. Visit RISE Poker, download the client, sign-up for a VIP membership and you’re auto-entried into the ME seat giveaway (9pm ET).

* Not a real dragon.

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