After two days, the 2013 WSOP Players Championship is down from 132 to just 78. It’s a slow blind structure, obviously. How slow? We asked Merch for a comparison:
The blind structure is as slow as the molasses dripping from Jimbo Henson’s sugar cane farm in the winter of 1989, the coldest winter I remember on record for that matter. I haven’t shivered that much since–actually since yesterday at the Rio. A/C is colder than the winter of 1989! The coldest winter I remember on record for that matter…
Leading the field is David Benyamine, who is feasting on tournament chips like they were Cool Ranch Doritos. He’s stacked at 729,000. Benyamine is followed by Jonathan Duhamel (Duhamel), who has remained at the top of the leaderboard all tournament, with 666,100.
Other notable bigs include ex-champs Brian Rast (489,500) and David Bach (364,900), Erick Lindgren (276,000), and Doyle Brunson (265,000).
Get full chip counts here.
UPDATE: The day ended with 26 remaining. The money bubble bursts today with 16 getting paid. Don Nguyen leads. David Benyamine and Jonathan Duhamel also still remain, as do Huck Seed, David Bach, and Erick Lindgren. Get full chip counts here.