A swift day 2 is now in the books.
We didn’t even make it through the first level after dinner break. The final 32 players started bagging up their chips with the clock frozen at 8:21 on level 17.
In a testament to today’s speed, even the bubble burst without having to go hand-for-hand.
Leading the final 32 is the same player that started the day with the lead, Shakeeb Kazemipur.
Kazemipur rarely lost the lead today and even when he did, it was only momentary. While things went his way at the table, he failed to go deep in today’s SCOOPs.
Coming in second is Argentina’s Carlos Leiva, who finished the day with 711,000.
At the end of the top three is Olga Iermolcheva, who barely made it to the tournament after flying in straight from the EPT11 Grand Final. This is Iermolcheva’s first time on Latin American soil and she’ll start day 3 with 598,000.
His older brother, Jesus Bertoli, didn’t make it through the day and neither did Team PokerStars Pro Andre Akkari. Akkari did make the money though and won $4,280 for finishing 40th.
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All photos are snapped by Carlos Monti and all words are clacked by Alexander Villegas.