The World Series of Poker Circuit has its stop in Brazil where poker professionals from near and far demonstrate their best performance. The culmination of the poker festival was the Main Event, which is still in progress, but it has already drawn the attention of everyone in the poker world. On Day 2 the chip leader among the remaining poker players was Reinaldo Esperandio Junior, who had amassed a total of 265,200 in chips.
As per usual, the Main Event in every poker festival is the tournament which gathers a lot of attention, and this was the case in the WSOP Circuit as well. The event was sponsored by partypoker LIVE and there were 939 players present throughout the six qualifying days. Luckily the action was taking place in the Bienal Pavilion in Sao Paulo, which had the capacity to welcome anyone who had the desire to test their skills. Day 2 welcomed only 385 of them and among them stood out the name of Esperandio Junior, who had gathered the biggest amount of chips.
Last month proved to be very generous towards Esperandio Junior because he defeated hundreds of participants and managed to climb high on the leaderboard, finishing fourth in the 888Live Festival Seo Paulo High Roller tournament. This great performance brought him R$23,170 (US$7,398), which is also his sole cash earning recorded on his Hendon Mob page as for now. Esperandio Junior is expected to show good game once again and he is now striving to better that result and go even further in this Main Event.
Current Situation at the Main Event
Following him closely was Rodrigo Gilloti, who had his hands on a total of 249,500 in chips. The third place in the chip count is currently occupied by Jose Totel, who managed to collect 245,800, followed by Chico Buonarba with a total of 219,200. The last poker player in the Main Event who entered Day 2 with more than 200,000 in chips was George Powidzer with his 212,400 in chips. Team partypoker is also represented on the second day of the tournament since there are three players still playing. Among them are Canada’s Kristen Bicknell who has her hands on a stack estimating to 101,200, and Joao Simao coming straight from Brazil, who gathered a 75,400 worth of stack.
Joao Simao is one of the promising poker players from Latin America and he has impressive earnings already. His online winnings amount to more than $6.1 million, while the cash he has claimed at live poker tournaments recently hit a total of $850,000. Richard Dubini is the third poker player who is supported by partypoker and throughout the two days of poker game, he pocketed a 47,000 stack of chips. He is well-known in the poker world after he finished 12th at the 2017 WSOP Main Event, for which he received $535,000. This win swelled his live earnings to the impressive $1,554,799.