Greg Mueller, David Singer and Clonie Gowen, as well as Day 1 chip leader Taylor, who lasted until only 50 players remained before shipping it all-in with top two pair against Tony Cousineau's overpair, only to see the Couse river a set to send Taylor out of business.
As the money bubble approached, Bernard Lee made a play to take over the chip lead, breaking the $600k chip barrier in a hand that saw him flop the nut flush against an opponent's top set. Lee would fade his opponent's full house outs and hold the lead for a minute, only to relinquish top spot after losing a race for half his stack.
That left Tyler Smith atop the leaderboard, but Smith's hold on the No. 1 spot would prove to be just as tenuous as Lee's. As Thursday night turned to Friday morning, Smith was cruising along with a whole pile of chips, only to see Stewart Yancik play chip burglar with A-K against his pocket kings with the aid of a timely ace on the river.
By four in the morning only 28 players remained in contention, with the day ending and the payouts beginning at 27th place, meaning players were on the money bubble and sleep bubble simultaneously. Mike Leah found himself the unfortunate bubble boy, his A-K coming up short against Allen Carter's K-Q after the latter turned a gut-shot straight to end Leah's million-dollar dreams prematurely.
Thus ended Day 2 in the Dirty Dirty, with 27 players remaining and the whole lot of them guaranteed at least $13,186 for their time. Chip leader is Allen Carter with $776,000, while Hevad Khan ($443,000), Vanessa Rousso ($129,000), Jordan Morgan ($16,000), Ted Lawson ($185,000), Bernard Lee ($300,000) and Tony Cousineau ($206,000) make up the most notable components of the remaining contingent. Get full chip counts here.
Action is set to resume at 2 p.m. Central Time from the Chameleon Ballroom at the Beau and continue until only six players remain, meaning it could be another late night in Biloxi. Keep it locked on PokerListings.com and we'll keep it popping no matter how long it takes.