By the time registration closed at 5pm, 329 players had entered the 2009 WPT Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic. The late registration bump upped first prize to $1,428,430.
Two surprising no-shows for the event, however, were Phil Ivey and Phil Hellmuth. Ivey was around the Bellagio, and even at one point a stack for him was put at a table that included Tom ‘durrrr’ Dwan, Eric “Basebaldy” Baldwin, John Juanda, David Chiu and Yevgeniy Timoshenko, but his stack was eventually removed and he ended up not playing.
With 130 remaining, the chip leader at the end of Day 2 was Steven Landfish with 385,900. Some notable big stacks include but are certainly not limited to Sorel Mizzi (348,000), Toto Leonidas (347,300), Antonio Esfandiari (289,900), Doyle Brunson (283,000), Dutch Boyd (260,900), Jon “Pearljammer” Turner, a ginger (229,900), and Barry Greenstein (227,000).
Get full chip counts here. Go below for pics of some of the poker players who shaved their head in support of recently diagnosed cancer patient Thuy Doan.