Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Brian Altman Leads 27 Day 2 Survivors with 1,420,000

Day 2 at the Bay 101 Shooting Star $5,200 no-limit hold'em Main Event has come to a close with 27 players advancing to Day 3 on Thursday from 186 players that returned at the start of play. There are five Shooting Star bounties among the group of survivors.

The chip leader at the end of play is Brian Altman with 1,420,000. Other top stacks were bagged up by Loni Harwood (1,191,000), John Andress (1,152,000), Michael Dyer (1,111,000), and David Stewart (1,014,000). Altman and Dyer were the first two players to become millionaires in the chip standings earlier today, and they both finished the evening strong.

The money bubble burst today without the need for hand-for-hand play when Taek Kim hit the rail as the bubble boy before the final break of the day. The field then charged all the way down to redraw at the final six, six-handed tables when 36 remained before a few more players were lost before the end of play. Here are the remaining payouts:

1st Place: $408,000
2nd Place: $282,900
3rd Place: $200,055
4th Place: $142,440
5th Place: $103,710
6th Place: $76,850
7th-8th Place: $57,980
9th-10th Place: $44,555
11th-12th Place: $34,875
13th-14th Place: $27,825
15th-16th Place: $22,635
17th-18th Place: $18,775
19th-24th Place: $15,895
25th-27th Place: $13,865

Here is a look at chip counts and seating assignments for Day 3, as well as players that cashed today:

Day 3 will resume at 11:00 am on Thursday, and that is when the field will return to continue their march down to the final table. Tune back in tomorrow for live updates, chip counts, and photos from the Bay 101 Casino in San Jose, California.