Rocco Leads, Stammen Hunting Repeat at WPT World Championship

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Michael Rocco (Photo: WPT)

Things are moving fast at the 2015 WPT World Championship at the Borgata.

With a straight freezeout format this year and no re-entries a slimmed down 239-player field is down to just 68 after Day 2.

Leading the way with 439,500 chips is Californian Michael Rocco, slightly ahead of former WPT champ Jonathan Jaffe's 428,000.

Given the smaller field and slightly smaller $15k buy-in they'll be vying for just under $1m for the title this time around.

Stammen in Top 10; Dunst, Clements Close Behind

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Keven Stammen

Whatever the final player count there's no questioning the depth of talent in the field as always at the WPT World Championship.

Last year's champion, Keven Stammen, in fact bagged up at top 10 stack at 303,000 to enter Day 3 tomorrow.

Plenty of former WPT Champions remain in the field including Konstantinos Nanos (326,000), Tony Dunst (260,000), Scott Clements (244,000) and Matt Salsberg (209,500).

Also eyeing a second WPT title but a bit further behind in the chip counts are Carlos Mortensen (88,500), Ravi Raghavan (71,500) and Jonathan Little (60,500).

Despite being eliminated, back-to-back WPT winner Anthony Zinno locked up the Season XIII Player of the Year award when Darren Elias was also eliminated. The top 10 in chips:

 

  • 1. Michael Rocco 439,500
  • 2. Jonathan Jaffe 428,000
  • 3. Corey Hochman 398,000
  • 4. Brian Murphy 380,500
  • 5. Simon Lam 337,500
  • 6. Konstantinos Nanos 326,000
  • 7. Brian Yoon 309,500
  • 8. Sang Kim 304,500
  • 9. Keven Stammen 303,000
  • 10. Jake Schindler 292,500

For a complete recap of the day's action and full Day 3 coverage starting at 12 ET Monday, check the WPT Live Updates.

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