Championship: Day 2 Ends With Chance Kornuth Leading

$2,500 Coco Poker Open Championship

Chance Kornuth
Chance Kornuth

From the starting field of 410 entries, the final 135 players returned to the Pavilion today for the race to the money. Nine levels later, just 27 of them remain.

Chance Kornuth did the most work, finishing with 1,185,000 and the chip lead. He’s the only player with a seven-figure stack in the bag, and he’ll continue to set the pace when play resumes.

Here’s how the field will be laid out to begin Day 3:

Table 1
Seat 1: John Holley – 244,000 (24 bb)
Seat 2: John Depersio – 135,000 (14 bb)
Seat 3: Hunter Cichy – 162,000 (16 bb)
Seat 4: Jonathan Abla – 365,000 (37 bb)
Seat 5: Danny Notice – 197,000 (20 bb)
Seat 6: Josh Hillock – 240,000 (24 bb)
Seat 7: Tristan Wade – 130,000 (13 bb)
Seat 8: Matt Affleck – 628,000 (63 bb)
Seat 9: Andre Pillow – 386,000 (39 bb)

Table 2
Seat 1: Jean Gaspard – 564,000 (56 bb)
Seat 2: Brandon Miller – 122,000 (12 bb)
Seat 3: James Brown – 468,000 (47 bb)
Seat 4: Nathan Bjerno – 366,000 (37 bb)
Seat 5: Chance Kornuth – 1,185,000 (119 bb)
Seat 6: Bienvenido Santiago – 223,000 (22 bb)
Seat 7: T.K. Miles – 294,000 (29 bb)
Seat 8: Kevin Ho – 791,000 (79 bb)
Seat 9: Javier Zarco – 852,000 (85 bb)

Table 3
Seat 1: Shea Smith – 145,000 (15 bb)
Seat 2: Michael Laake – 560,000 (56 bb)
Seat 3: Alberto Rodriguez – 266,000 (27 bb)
Seat 4: Cord Garcia – 139,000 (14 bb)
Seat 5: Scott Zakheim – 102,000 (10 bb)
Seat 6: Peter Walsworth – 250,000 (25 bb)
Seat 7: John Dolan – 309,000 (31 bb)
Seat 8: Ioannis Patsourakis – 600,000 (60 bb)
Seat 9: Richard Leger – 529,000 (53 bb)

Cards go in the air at 2:00 PM, and they’ll play until a winner is determined. Everyone left is guaranteed at least $7,000, while¬†the eventual champion will earn $264,000 and the Coco Poker Open Championship trophy.