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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Event #1 - Play Concludes, Aaron Barham Leads the Final Seven Players Heading Into Day 3

Aaron Barham - Chip Leader
After ten full levels of play, the final seven players are now bagging up their chips for the night, and will return to play Day 3 tomorrow at 12:00 noon.

The chip lead at the end of the night is within 40,000 chips. Aaron Barham bagged up 3,280,000, and Dena Pearlman ended with 3,240,000. Pearlman won a monster pot in the second to last level of the night when she doubled through Manny Okrah and became the first played to cross the 3 million chip mark. Pearlman and Barham took turns taking the lead from each other as the final table played out in the last level of the night.  

LJ Sande flew somewhat under the radar throughout the day, but towards the end of the night, he won a key pot and took the chip lead after eliminating Zhi Wu in 15th place, and Steven Fiorentini in 14th place.  LJ will come into Day 3 third in chips with 3,105,000.   

Manny Okrah held the chip lead for the majority of the day, and was the first player to cross the 1 million chip mark, and the first player to cross over the 2 million chip mark as well.  Okrah ended today with 1,545,000, good for fifth in chips coming into Day 3.

Play will resume at 12:00 noon on Wed. May 10th, at Level 27 with  20,000/40,000 blinds and a 5,000 ante.  The average chip stack heading into Day 3 is 2,217,142.

Here is a look at the final seven players heading into tomorrow's final Day 3.  Each of them is guaranteed at least $11,370, but all have their eyes set on the $72,361 first place prize.

Final Table:
1 - Dena Pearlman - 3,240,000
3 - John Caputo - 2,925,000
4 - Marc Evaneri - 710,000
5 - Manny Okrah - 1,545,000
7 - Aaron Barham - 3,280,000
8 - LJ Sande - 3,105,000
10 - Dmitri Pidvysotski - 725,000