Mihai Manole on 950 000 was leading the field in event 49 – the $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em competition late Tuesday night as Day 2 neared completion.
 
Tuesday’s action started with only 290 players left from the first day’s 2,543 starters – a remarkable attrition rate of around four eliminations every minute. With the money bubble only twenty eliminations away, the competition was enhanced as players struggled to stay in the field.
 
Giuseppe Zarbo was leading the charge in pursuit of the main prize of $609,493 as Day 1 ended.
 
By late night Tuesday Day 2 contestants were still battling away, with the field down to 33 survivors by level 20, and average chip stacks around 346 772.
 
Event 50, the $5,000 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha competition was still very lively Tuesday night as Robert Mizrachi on 435 000 fought to retain the chip lead over the 47 players left in the running.
 
Earlier in the day, 172 survivors from an original field of 460 had gathered at the start of Day 2 action, with Kevin Schaffel in the lead, having eliminated Scotty Nguyen.
 
Ryan D’Angelo is Mizrachi’s nearest rival on 380 000 at level 17 in the event.