Day 2 of the 2012 WPT Championship saw the field creep up from 103 to 135.
In year’s past, that would’ve meant the Howard Lederers, Andy Blochs, and Phil Iveys of the world (see: Full Tilt, Team) had late entered. Not this time. None of those guys came to play.
Of the 95 players still alive, the field is littered with many more new- than- old-schoolers. Having said that, one of the old guard, Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi, surged up to the chip lead by the end of Day 2. The Grinder ended play on top of the leaderboard, stacked at 428,200. He’s followed by Rinat Bogdanov with 381,000.
Other notable bigs include Guillaume Darcourt (the French dude with the pink hair from last year’s WSOP) with 356,600, Steve O’Dwyer (301,900), past WPT Championship winner David Chiu (264,300), and Nick Schulman (234,700).
Get full chip counts here.