Tuesday night saw the completion of Day 2A/B of the 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event, which means the end of the event is rapidly approaching. More than 2,220 poker pros returned to their spots at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino for their second day in the tournament.
After the five levels of play which the night brought there were only 1,023 players remaining for the next day of the Main Event. The final of the profitable event is approaching and for Day 2A/B there were players who have survived Day 1A and Day 1B – they played their respective Day 2’s. As the time passed Mickey Craft slowly but steadily began to separate himself from the field of players present on the leader board. He was the first poker pro to hit the 500,000 chip mark and he remained the chip leader for a bigger part of the day.
At the end of the day, he finished with 608,100, which instantly made him a runner-up right next to Lawrence Bayley, who was the unofficial leader of Day 2A/B with his 618,000 in chips. Most of the chips amassed by Craft came after a three-way all in with pocket aces holding up against pocket kings and pocket fours. However, before good fortune came to him, he had quite a bad time and a rough start to the day. The first two hours of Day 2A/B were not merciful towards him, but then he went on a three-hour streak and regained his balance. He received good cards from the deck and was all in three times.
This is his first time participating in the World Series of Poker Main Event and it surely is a very exciting time for him, since he is a new player in the poker world. So far he has had three cashes, all of them since the beginning of the summer. The first event Craft took part in was the 2017 Event 25 $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha, in which he finished 132nd and earned $1,501. A couple of weeks after that he showed up for the Event 50 $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em BOUNTY. For his 177th place in the charts, he received $1,630. His biggest earning so far came a day later in the Event 53 $3,000 Limit Hold’em 6-Handed, where he finished 3rd and scooped the impressive $69,789.
Just behind Mickey Craft and Lawrence Bayley a the top of the counts are Sergio Castelluccio with 548,500, Michael Sklenicka – 540,600 and Joseph Conor with 511,100. Grayson Ramage (471,000) and Jared Hamby (455,000) also made their way to the top 10 chip counts.