Early action culls players at the WPT Parx Open Poker Classic

Early action culls players at the WPT Parx Open Poker Classic

Monday, 13 August 2012

After two days of the World Poker Tour (WPT) Parx Open Poker Classic, 57 players including Brock Parker remain in contention at the Parx Casino in Bensalem, Pennsylvania.

From an original field of 500 starters, 196 players survived the first day to hit the felts again yesterday but now only 57 remain to contend the little-known title.

Current leader Brent Roberts holds 749,500 chips followed by Shankar Pillai and Brock Parker both boasting over 700,00.

After moderate excitement as the bubble burst with Michael Ruana being the last man to miss out as 54 players knew they were going to go home with something, Roberts rode out the rest of the day’s play to set up a potential opportunity to take his second WPT cash in 20 attempts. His 21st place at the Seminole Hard Rock Showdown Championship in April of last year earned him $31,176.

Action resumes at the Parx Casino from midday with Roberts hoping to add to his World Series of Poker (WSOP) Circuit title won at Harrah’s Atlantic City in 2008.

Day 2 Chip Leaders WPT Parx Open Poker Classic:

1. Brent Roberts 749,500

2. Shankar Pillai 731,500

3. Brock Parker 726,500

4. Tony Gregg 656,500

5. Stephen Reynolds 627,500

6. Joseph Wertz 607,500

7. Joseph Couden 486,500

8. Rich Petticca 470,000

9. David Paredes 440,500

10. Allen Bari 436,500

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Tags: Brock Parker, Brent Roberts, World Poker Tour, WPT, Parx Open Poker Classic