Bubble looms at WSOPC Caesars

Layne Flack

The World Poker Tour may be done for the season. But the wheels of the poker machine are always turning in Vegas, and into the void after the WPT championship stepped the $5,000 World Series of Poker Circuit event at Caesars Palace, already nearing the money bubble on Day 2.

The $25,000 WPT World Championship, recently wrapped at the Bellagio, was a spectacle, to be sure.

With a $4 million first-place prize and some 600 of the world's best poker players jammed into one room fighting for it, it couldn't be anything but.

And few poker events can measure up to that kind of cachet value.

But the World Series of Poker Circuit series does well to hold its own regardless, always drawing a strong line-up of seasoned and aspiring pros, despite it's somewhat modest buy-in.

And certainly one of the upsides of holding another poker event directly in the wake of a big fish: There's no shortage of poker pros kicking around looking to win their money back.

Among the 336 who stuck around (or as the case may be are always around) to play the WSOPC Caesars Palace: David Williams, Paul Wasicka, Huck Seed, Gavin Smith, Scotty Nguyen, David Benyamine, Erica Schoenberg, Layne Flack (pictured), Chad Brown, Barry Greenstein, Jeff Madsen, and Erick Lindgren.

And then some. Day 1 action saw a ton of pros hit the bricks, and Day 2 today has been no less comforting, with action quickly winding to the 36-player money bubble.

The chip leader going into the day: David "The Dragon" Pham, with $143,800.

PokerListings.com's esteemed tournament reporters Matt Showell and Owen Laukkanen also happened to stick around for the action, and have brought all the goods, as they always do, to the Live Tournaments Section.

Day 2 finishes up later today with a final table planned for tomorrow, and you can get up-to-the-minute updates, exclusive interviews and an entertaining post-mortem blog of each day's highlights by following the link above.

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