Today wasn't the first the two pros have had the pleasure of facing off against one another. Twice before they've met at televised final tables and Hoyt has been the victor on both occasions.
Today was no different when early in the evening Victor Ramdin hot on his heels with $504,400. The cowboy, Hoyt Corkins, is in third with $390,400 and youngster John Racener is in fourth with $251,100.
Tomorrow we're going to play down to the final 27 player who will be paid and with only 45 left that shouldn't be too hard a task. Also still alive and looking for a seat at the final table are J.C. Tran with $224,000, Gavin Smith with $200,500, Mark Seif with $137,000 and Daniel Negreanu with $120,700. Barry Greenstein is sitting with $105,500, and Robert Mizrachi is relatively shortstacked with $77,300.
Day 3 begins tomorrow at noon when we'll find out who will chip up and who will chip out. As always, PokerListings.com will be onsite from start to finish, bringing you all the action, as it happens. From Tunica, Miss., this is Matt Showell.