The start-of-day chip counts were an interesting breakdown of the talent in the room as the top half was crammed full of names already known to PL.com. I don't mean this to necessarily reflect negatively on those who came into the day short on chips, since bad luck can certainly account for their plight, but there were some who took advantage of last night's bubble and some who did not.
Foremost among the bubble-abusers were Jason Potter and Bryan Devonshire, who were seated at the same table as we waited for the last few eliminations on Day 2. Taking turns pounding the table and for the most part staying out of each other's way, they were both able to pad their stacks nicely before the bubble finally burst.
As things got rolling at the very reasonable time of 2 p.m. this afternoon it was Jason Potter leading the charge to the finale. Also in the mix were Jason Gray, Tim West, Pat Poels, David Pham, Jason Potter, Zachary Hyman and Jeff DeWitt will all be donning their best duds for their appearance on television screens around the world. A few of them have been here before and a few have not. It'll be interesting to see how the newcomers handle the heat.
For a look at all of today's action, as well as the chip counts going into the final table, click through to the Live Updates page. For photos hit up the Photos page and for a rundown of all the players who've cashed so far see the Results.
The cameras will be rolling tomorrow at 5 p.m. (PDT) but since the episode won't air for a few months I guess you'll just have to come follow the action right here on PokerListings.com. We know you want to. And you know we know. And we know you know we know. That's some next-level thinking right there.