Pulitzer prize winning poet and writer Carl Sandburg once said, “Nothing happens unless first a dream.”
At the start of Day 2, 380 players entered the Imperial Ballroom with a dream dancing around their heads. That dream? Winning the 2009 PCA and taking home a cool $3 million. Each player had their future in their own hands and a once-in-a-lifetime chance to transform a pipe dream into a reality.
By the end of the day, 102 players remained out of the original 1,347 runners.
David Baker ended Day 2 at the top of the pack as the unofficial chipleader with 925,000. Former bracelet winner Dan Heimiller was not far behind with 837,000.
Sadly, several Team PokerStars Pros were eliminated on Day 2 and walked away with nothing. That list includes Vanessa Rousso, Lee Nelson, Humberto Brenes, Greg Raymer, Victor Ramdin, Katja Thater, and Andre Akkari.
At 5:19pm, the money bubble officially broke and the remaining 199 players were guaranteed prize money.
A couple of Team PokerStars Pros cashed including Tom McEvoy (134th), Barry Greenstein (148th), and Marcin Horecki (185th).
The latest approximate chip counts are on the chip counts page. When the full official counts are released, we will post them in the same place.
To view of list of Day 2 money winners, visit the 2009 PCA prizes page.
To see how the $25K High Rollers event turns out, check out the $25K High Rollers coverage on PokerStars Blog.
You can always look back at all the video blog coverage on PokerStars.tv or check out any of our foreign language live reporting at these sites: German, Swedish, Spanish, Italian, Brazilian and Polish.
See you back here at 12 noon for the kick off of the main event’s Day 3, the conclusion of the $25,000 High Roller event, and the opening rounds of the World Championship of Battleship Poker.
All photos Joe Giron IMPDI and Neil Stoddart.