A star-studded field has been winnowed from 517 to just 162 after Day 2 at the WPT LAPC with pros Peter Neff, Naoya Kihara and Scott Seiver all in the top 5.
Neff, a major winner online under the nickname #1PEN, is the overall chip leader with 284,700 heading into Day 3 today.
Kihara, Japan’s first-ever WSOP bracelet winner, is third overall with 260,400 and the popular Seiver, most recently the winner of the PCA Super High Roller, is fifth with 244,100.
WSOP National Championship winner Ryan Eriquezzo (265,000) and pro Evan McNiff (248,500) round out the top five.
Harman, Hall, Tilly Contending
Always one of the toughest events on the circuit, this year’s LAPC main event is no different with the bulk of the field made up of notable players with notable résumés.
Pros Justin Young, Sam Stein, Jeremy Ausmus and Jesse Sylvia are all in the top 15 as is high-stakes vet Jennifer Harman (197,500).
Former PCA Main Event winner Galen Hall (183,000), celeb Jennifer Tilly (136,600) and pro Maria Ho (112,300) are also off to good starts.
The top 10 in chips after Day 2:
- 1. Peter Neff 284,700
- 2. Ryan Enriquezzo 265,000
- 3. Naoya Kihara 260,400
- 4. Evan McNiff 248,500
- 5. Scott Seiver 244,100
- 6. Justin Young 234,600
- 7. Sam Stein 233,400
- 8. Randy Ohel 230,800
- 9. Arthur Morris 228,500
- 10. Trevor Pope 225,000
Action picks up again from the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles at noon and will play down to the money bubble. Follow along with the WPT live updates here.