Event 21: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Event 21: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 2 completed

Day 2 Ends With Jamie Armstrong Bagging the Most

• Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Jamie Armstrong
Jamie Armstrong

With 222 people coming in with chips, only 17 left the day with their markers. Jamie Armstrong finished the day with the most chips, bagging 1,434,000. Right behind him was Noah Vaillancourt with 1,212,000 and Eric Baldwin with 887,000,making this no easy pickings for anyone. Those players will return tomorrow in the Amazon room to fight it out.

Of course the day was filled with plenty of players hitting the rail early. Of those departed Maria Ho made the strongest impression. Dictating the action at her table most of the day. Here is a look at what happened when we watched her table for an orbit early on today. Eventually a few bad beats caused Ho to be on the chopping block, and she never recovered and was sent packing. A few other players that left us today were Martin Staszko, Matthew Prior, Ryan Gentry, and Huy Nguyen.

Nguyen especially had a rough go at it, coming out with a monster stack early on today, but falling after a string of bad beats, including this one. Alan Keating who came out of the woodwork late, making a strong impression by acquiring chips. In the end though he was vanquished by Jamie Armstrong.

Tomorrow the 17 remaining players will play down until an ultimate winner is crowned. Will it be Eric Baldwin? The former collegiate baseball champion and current career poker player had many highs today, knocking out opponents, doubling up late, and just knowing when he is ahead and getting value. The truth is anyone could come out tomorrow and walk away with a World Series of Poker bracelet.

The golden bracelet along with $440,829 is going to be awarded to one of these 17 players tomorrow. Stay tuned to PokerNews tomorrow at 1:00 PST to stay up to day with all the eliminations.

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts

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Jamie Armstrong us 1,434,000
Noah Vaillancourt ca 1,212,000 812,000
Eric Baldwin us 887,000 864,000
Derek Wolters us 865,000 595,000
Eric Davis 527,000 302,000
Jason Manggunio 400,000 310,000
Mitch Merritt 388,000 228,000
Jonathon Poche 374,000 374,000
Dan Smith us 339,000 273,000
Michael Gathy be 309,000 284,000
Hok-Leung Wong 245,000 115,000
Glenn McCaffrey 243,000 160,000
William Fichman 178,000 78,000
John Esposito us 164,000 101,000
Joshua Field 153,000 38,000
Randy Green 96,000 -194,000
Jean-Louis Santoni fr 59,500 -190,500

Three More Hands

• Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

The field will play three more hands and then bag and tag for Day 3.

Jin Will Sit Out an Orbit

• Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

Robert Jin will sit out an orbit for exposing his cards too soon. Jin pleaded his case to the floorman but it was an unfruitful effort.

Action Slowing

• Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

Since the flury of bustouts we just saw things have calmed down a bit. The end is in sight and players are being careful to avoid a big mistake.