Event 43: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Event 43: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 2 completed

Day 2 Ends with 20 Players, Zach Clark Holds Small Lead

• Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Zach Clark will take the chip lead to Day 3.
Zach Clark will take the chip lead to Day 3.

Day 2 of Event 43, $1,500 No Limit Hold’em, of the World Series of Poker has wrapped up after ten action-packed levels. There were 320 runners that returned for the day and only 20 remain. Zach Clark leads the field after bagging up 1.342 million.

Chasing Clark are Balazs Botond (1.32m), Neil Channing (1.319m) and James Mackey (1.074m). John Nelson is the only other player over seven figures with 1.019m. Jesse Yagninuma, Henry Lu, Mark Ketteringham and Randy Lew remain in the field..

Many notable players found the rail today, including; Marvin Rettenmaier, Tommy Vedes, Andrew Lichtenberger, Alex Masek, Angel Guillen, Cherish Andrews, Ryan Tepen, Pius Heinz, Jordan Morgan, Alex Outhred, Jordan Young, Andy Frankenberger, Chino Rheem, Huy Nguyen and Matthew Affleck.

Channing spent time on the leaderboard and was running well, but really hit his stride in a hand against Rodrigo Caprioli. Channing held {A-Diamonds} {A-Hearts} and was up against {A-Clubs} {K-Spades}. The board ran {10-Spades} {Q-Hearts} {4-Diamonds} {3-Hearts} {A-Spades} and Channing took the chip lead at the time with 884,000.

Rettenmaier spent most of the afternoon near the top of the leaderboard. He lost a key hand against Carl DiVeglia III where DiVeglia’s {A-Clubs} {10-Spades} outran his pocket tens. He was reduced to about twelve big blinds and then chipped up through Henry Lu. His luck would not last though; he was eliminated after the last break of the evening.

Zach Clark won a giant hand three-way pot where his pocket queens flopped a set. He went from around average to one of the tournament leaders when he walked away from that hand with over 750,000.

Day 3 will have cards in the air at 1:00 p.m. PST and should play down to a winner. It could be a close call with X players remaining. Follow all the WSOP action live on PokerNews.com.

Official Full Chip Counts

Zach Clark us 1,342,000 607,000
Balazs Botond hu 1,320,000 740,000
Neil Channing gb 1,319,000 -61,000
James Mackey us 1,074,000 44,000
John Nelson us 1,019,000 -341,000
Jesse Yaginuma us 709,000 69,000
Mickael Morgousky 621,000 621,000
Henry Lu us 573,000 158,000
Mark Ketteringham 525,000 80,000
Francois Dur 502,000 177,000
Jared Rosenbaum 420,000 -330,000
Randy Lew us 402,000 -108,000
Cary Marshall us 381,000 201,000
Adam Foster us 371,000 41,000
Andres Sanchez 366,000 -206,000
Carl DiVeglia III us 359,000 74,000
Michael Judge 322,000 -48,000
Hovan Nguyen 305,000 -30,000
Daniel Zeihen 291,000 91,000
Tom Alner gb 249,000 -101,000

Three More Hands

• Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

The tournament clock has reached the ten minute mark and they will play three more hands before bagging and tagging.

Full Chip Counts

James Mackey us 1,030,000 688,000
Neil Channing gb 980,000 96,000
John Nelson us 900,000 608,000
Jared Rosenbaum 750,000 -60,000
Zach Clark us 735,000 -30,000
Michael Benvenuti us 695,000 695,000
Balazs Botond hu 580,000 138,000
Kevin Song us 580,000 420,000
Andres Sanchez 572,000 170,000
Carter Phillips us 540,000 -70,000
Randy Lew us 510,000 412,000
Mark Ketteringham 445,000 334,000
Henry Lu us 415,000 65,000
Jesse Yaginuma us 374,000 -56,000
Michael Judge 370,000 -145,000
Tom Alner gb 350,000 350,000
Hovan Nguyen 335,000 245,000
Adam Foster us 330,000 -135,000
Francois Dur 325,000 125,000
Shankar Pillai us 310,000 14,000
Carl DiVeglia III us 285,000 45,000
Daniel Zeihen 200,000 -165,000
Karim Vegas 200,000 85,000
Julian Herold de 195,000 -5,000
Cary Marshall us 180,000 108,000

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New Seating Assginments

• Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

Table 439

SeatPlayerChip Count
1Cary Marshall180,000
2Neil Channing980,000
3Karim Vegas200,000
4Carl DiVeglia III285,000
5William Dannels95,000
6Adam Foster330,000
7Julian Herold195,000
8Tom Alner350,000
9John Nelson900,000

Table 441

SeatPlayerChip Count
1Francois Dur325,000
2Zach Clark735,000
3Jesse Yaginuma374,000
4Shankar Pillai310,000
5Michael Benvenuti695,000
6Carter Phillips540,000
7Michael De Gilio82,000
8Mark Ketteringham445,000
9Daniel Zeihen200,000

Table 443

SeatPlayerChip Count
1Randy Lew510,000
2Kevin Song580,000
3Jared Rosenbaum750,000
4James Mackey1,030,000
5Andres Sanchez572,000
6Henry Lu415,000
7Balazs Botond580,000
8Michael Judge370,000
9Hovan Nguyen335,000

Final Three Tables Redraw

• Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

The field has reached 27 players and the clock has been paused for a complete redraw. We'll have it posted shortly.