Day 2 of the World Poker Tour’s World Online Championships Main Event saw 156 players reduced to just 24 as the Russian professional Artur Martirosian once again flexed his poker prowess at the expense of the opposition.
With a massive $10.1 million prizepool in place, Martirosian took full control of Day 2 as he bullied his way up to 30 million chips to take the chip lead with the final day on the horizon.
Play got under way with 156 players, but only 136 of them would make the money. Plenty of big names missed out on profit, with GPI end boss Alex Foxen and Christian Jeppsson both busting before the bubble burst. When it did, the last player to leave without cashing out a return was Ioannis Angelou-Konstas, and he preceded a flurry of min-cashes and double-ups.
Among those to crash out early but with a five-figure sum going into their partypoker accounts were Team partypoker’s Jason Koon (131st for $23,253), Jake Schindler (130th for $23,253), and Anton Wigg (123rd for $23,253).