Day 2 of the WPT Amneville Main Event has come to a close after five 90-minute levels were completed. A total of 215 players returned to the Seven Casino today, each with high hopes of becoming a World Poker Tour champion but for all but 76 of them the dream is over.
The dream is most certainly still alive for Swiss national Urs Kohler who flew under the radar all day long but still managed to bag up a staggering 498,000 chips. His late charge up the chip counts spoiled the headlines for many of the journalists in the media room as everyone believed it was Marvin Rettenmaier who would be the overnight chipleader, but we were banned from the tournament area whilst the players bagged up their chips and we only discovered Kohler’s huge haul when we have the official chip counts emailed to us. Kohler is now in pole position to better the 32nd place he achieved in this event last year.
Kohler’s nearest rivals are Scott Baumstein (481,300), the aforementioned Rettenmaier (454,800), Simon Vitali (433,100) and Nesrine Kourdourli (431,500). There are also a number of talented individuals still in the field including Adrien Allain, Arnaud Mattern and four PartyPoker qualifiers, Anders Rasmussen, Erik Von-Buxhoeveden, Jordane Ouin and Sandiep Khosa.
Play resumes at 1200 CET and the plan is to play down to 18 players or five 90-minute levels whichever comes around first. This means the bubble is guaranteed to burst tomorrow and the tournament will start to get real serious! Join us from 1200 CET for all the action from the WPT Amneville Main Event.
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Official chip counts from the end of Day 2[miniflickr photoset_id=”72157627918029519″]