Victor Ramdin and Daniel Negreanu leading The Big Event in LA

Victor Ramdin and Daniel Negreanu leading The Big Event in LA

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

The second day of The Big Event $5,000 Main Event in L.A. – you know, the event that isn’t the PokerStars NAPT LA – saw a total of 417 entrants. The field has now been whittled down to just 70 with Victor Ramdin returning later today as the overwhelming chip leader.

PokerStars Pro Ramdin amassed more than a million chips by the end of play, over double that of second place Jamie Kaplan’s 505,000 and five or six times the average stack with over 300 big blinds. A lot of his chips came in a huge pot that saw him flop a set and hold against a straight and flush combo draw.

Daniel Negreanu is also among the leaders in fifth place – his 360,700 is double the average stack and represents over a hundred blinds when they return for play at the 1,500/3,000 level. Alex Kamberis, David Paredes and Pat Pezzin are just some of the big names left in the top ten chip counts.

Allen “chainsaw” Kessler failed to get his mincash and WPT legends Kathy Liebert and Dwight Pilgrim also busted yesterday, alongside Team PokerStars Pro Barry Greenstein and NAPT LA 2010 champion Joe Tehan.

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Tomorrow the field returns for Day 3 with 56 of the 70 remaining players guaranteed $7,500 and the final table at least $35,327. The first prize is a tasty $500,000.

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