Edging closer

I'm sure there are more, but here are four PokerStars qualifiers still battling as we near the end of the day:

William Fitzpatrick: owner of a never-ending short-stack

Doug Protz: clinging on to join brother Don on day two

Anina Staunbo Gundesen: success, on or off the featured table

Michael Lindblad: kissing the photo of the kids before moving all-in. It worked.

Tournament update: Joe Hachem is out. He lost a fairly sizeable chunk of his stack with a hand that he was too embarrassed to show, then was soon heading for the exit. The new chip leader is Marc Naalden, whose trip eights just lifted him above his adversary in that hand, Ram Vaswani.

Brad Willis
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