Florida’s Anthony Ruberto will take the chip lead into day three of the $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em six-handed event at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2011 after the field was cut down from 189 to 22.
Ruberto’s aggressive play and undoubted ability to put pressure on opponents worked well last night as he built up his chip stack to 1,550,000 to hold a 340,000 lead over second-placed British player Chris Moorman.
The final 22 players are guaranteed at least $20,377, but all eyes will be on the big prize of $689,739 and a bracelet for the champion.
Certainly, Ruberto won’t have things all his own way this evening as Essex pro Moorman – who is the all-time most successful online tournament player – and Will ‘The Thrill’ Failla, who cashed in seven WSOP events last year, will pose severe problems to the chip leader.
Several notable competitors hit the rail last night, including Mohsin Charnia, Olivier Busquet, Jimmy Tran, Jake Cody and Jean-Robert Bellande, who had started day two second in chips.
Top 10 chip leaders after day two of the WSOP 2011 $2,500 Six-handed No-Limit Hold’em event:
1. Anthony Ruberto (USA) – 1,550,000
2. Chris Moorman (UK) – 1,210,000
3. Anthony Lellouche (France) – 844,000
4. Christian Kohl (USA) – 530,000
5. Michael Finstein (USA) – 524,000
6. Oleksii Kovalchuk (Ukraine) – 509,000
7. Timothy Finne (USA) – 458,000
8. Dan O’Brien (USA) – 452,000
9. Tyler Cornell (USA) – 443,000
10. Jesse Cohen (USA) – 372,000