Event 67: $3,500 No-Limit Hold’em $3,000,000 Guarantee
Total Entrants: 1,032
Players Remaining: 100
Average Stack: 206,000
The chip leaders have had their time in the sun on Day 2 but we now turn our attention to some of the smaller stacks in the field. Despite not having many chips in front of them, these players are all plenty capable of spinning their respective stacks up in no time.
Johanssy Joseph has been grinding a sub-20 big blind stack for most of Day 2 and isn’t about to give up anytime soon. The 2016 Poker Night in America Main Event Champion is as tough as they come and if Joseph is able to acquire a more playable stack, he will be a contender to take down this title.
Since picking up tournament poker last year, Brett Apter has been cashing in nearly everything he plays. The Medical Supply company CEO stays plenty busy with his day job but found enough time to cash in four events in the most recent WPT season. Even with Chance Kornuth and Chris Moorman at this table, Apter has no fear of what uncertain future he faces in this tournament.
One of the last players to enter on Day 2, Ryan Riess has earned his first career cash at The Venetian. “The Beast” has been stuck in neutral since he registered but if there’s one thing Main Event Champions know how to do, it’s shift gears and Riess is poised to strike at any moment.