Scott Powrie Emerges as Chip Leader after WSOP Circuit Planet Hollywood Main Event Day 2

The final table of the WSOP Circuit Planet Hollywood Main Event was reached a few hours ago at the host venue. There are ten players left to contend for the first-place prize and a gold ring from the series. The final ten will be led by Scott Powrie into the event’s last day of action.

The player bagged 3.925 million in chips last night and was the only player to crack the three million mark on Day 2 of the $1,675 buy-in tournament. He cemented his leading position by winning a massive pot during the very last level of play.

This will be Powrie’s first cash from the WSOP Circuit series. And the player has secured an excellent position to add a gold ring to the money. Powrie’s WSOP player record shows that he has a single cash from the WSOP. It dates back to 2013, when the player finished 20th in a $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em event.

As mentioned above, Powrie had 3.295 million in chips at the end of Day 2. The player’s stack was nearly two times larger than that of Barry Hutter who finished second in chips last night with 1.754 million. Hutter has a WSOP gold bracelet and a WSOP Circuit gold ring under his belt.

Benjamin Zamani, proud holder of two pieces of jewelry from the WSOP, bagged the third largest stack last night. The player will enter the tournament’s final day of play with 1.5 million in chips.

As it can be seen, Powrie is set to face quite some contenders for the title and the gold ring.

Tough Competition

Aside from Hutter and Zamani, the ten-handed final table of the Planet Hollywood Main Event includes other former WSOP Circuit ring winners, with those being Joe Cheong, Dylan Wilkerson, Jesse Yaginuma, Ben Palmer, and Stephen Nussrahllah, who has two gold pieces from the series.

Action is set to resume at noon local time today at the host venue. The ten players will play down to a winner. Each of the survivors is guaranteed a minimum payout $14,347. Needless to say, sights are set on the gold ring for the winner and first-place prize of $192,152 that goes with it.

The event’s champion will also earn a seat into the season-ending Global Casino Championship. The player who is crowned the Global Casino Champion will be awarded a WSOP gold bracelet. The prestigious event will take place on August 7-9 at Harrah’s Cherokee in North Carolina.

The Planet Hollywood Main Event attracted a large field of 870 entries, who generated a prize pool of $915,000. The money was split into 63 payouts. The money bubble burst on Sunday, with Steve Miller becoming the unfortunate bubble boy. The player departed in 64th place after failing to hold up against final tablist Hank Mlekoday in an all-in confrontation. Mlekoday eventually secured a spot among the final ten, although he will enter the Day 3 eighth in chips with 635,000.

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