Noah Vaillancourt and Kyle White On Top, Jason Duval eying Second Bracelet
The $5,000 Six Max, Event #32, has been whittled down to just 14 players, with Surrey’s Kyle White currently sitting 12th in chips. This is the same event last won in 2011 by Vancouver’s Matt Jarvis and with a little luck and good timing, could see another WSOP title going to the West Coast today. Everybody remaining is guaranteed at least $30,000, but to the victor will go more than $600k.
Event #34 picks up the pace a little as $1,000 Turbo No Limit Hold’em that has seen more than 1,600 entrants reduced to just 35 after only a single day of play.
Noah Vaillancourt, winner of the Edgewater Casino Spring Ultra Stack Main Event in 2012, is currently in by far the best of shape of remaining contenders, sitting just behind the chip leader, but he’ll have some company as Jason Duval in ninth is eying a second bracelet.
More than $278,000 awaits the winner in what should be an exciting conclusion and Day 2.
Finally, also keep an eye on Day 2 of the $3,000 Pot Limit Omaha, as plenty of remaining Canadians approach the money bubble. Roughly 135 players are left of the 640 that began, with nearly $385,000 up top.