The PokerListings.com crew grappled with technical difficulties that persisted throughout the day but managed to MacGyver up some creative ways of bringing you your daily fix of poker action.
The day was marked by hurried trips from the tournament room back to our post in the cash game area, only to find the wireless network on the fritz more often than not. Obstacles aside, the eliminations came as quickly as we could take them down.
Seventy-five competitors returned to Caesars Forum this afternoon in search of one of nine coveted final table seats. Estimates of how long it would take for 66 players to meet their demise varied wildly but we were somewhere in the ballpark when we put the line at midnight.
Among the first of the familiar faces to hit the rail today was Steve Wong. Dispensing numerous stunners and making regular trips to our media table, Wong kept us apprised of the tournament from his point of view from start to finish. He came into the day second in chips at $125,000 but found action quickly and passed $250,000 early in the day.
Wong preyed on shortstacks and recorded a large number of confirmed kills before the day was out. He finished in the same position as he began, second on the leaderboard with $573,000 to the $713,000 of chip leader Cory Carroll.
Nick Schulman and Gene Todd all got the axe late in the evening, narrowly missing another final table to add to their respective resumes.
And so at the end of it all we were left with the final nine survivors. For a full rundown of the chip counts, seating chart and all the action from Day 2, check out our Live Update page.
It all comes down to tomorrow's final table, as poker tournaments are known to do, so don't miss our live, on the scene coverage from the floor of Caesars Forum here in Las Vegas. Will chip leader Cory Carroll keep his lead and seal the deal? Will shortstack Michelle Law pull off an upset victory? Will I continue to ask questions to which there are no responses? Find the answers to these and more tomorrow at 2 p.m. by tuning into PokerListings.com.