Ben Lamb leads $50,000 Players’ Championship after Day 2

Ben Lamb leads $50,000 Players’ Championship after Day 2

Monday, 4 July 2011

The second day of the $50,000 Players‘ Championship has whittled down the record field of 128 players to just 74 with only four players busting on a super deepstacked Day 1 but dozens falling on Day 2. At the end of it all, Ben Lamb takes the chip lead to Day 3.

Lamb is currently top of the Player of the Year field and could be extending that lead to uncatchable levels; he takes over 700,000 in chips into Day 3 ahead of Gus Hansen and Sebastian Ruthenberg. He has already finished runner-up in the $3,000 PLO; gone deep in the $10,000 6-max NL and won the $10,000 PLO for his Player of the Year Points.

Other notable survivors include David “ODB” Baker, Matt Glantz, Scott Seiver, Barry Greenstein, Phil Hellmuth and David Bach. Bach is the only defending champion left in the field after Michael Mizrachi busted in a round of No Limit.

Tomorrow, 74 players return with 16 of our survivors paid. Each player making it to the money gets six figures with final table payouts starting at a mite over $200,000 and the winner set to take home over $1.7m; a consolation prize of $1.06m awaits the runner-up.

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Tags: WSOP 2011, $50, 000 Players' Championship, Ben Lamb, Gus Hansen, Phil Hellmuth, Barry Greenstein, David Bach, Sebastian Ruthenberg