Orson Young grabbed the chip lead on Day 2 at WPT Borgata but his girlfriend, Cherish Andrews, is on his heels with just 174 players remaining.
Young, a New Jersey pro who tweets under the name YoungOrson, built up a massive stack of 728,000 on Day 2 today to take a commanding 100k+ lead into Day 3 tomorrow
Andrews, a rising star in poker with six cashes at the 2012 WSOP including a fourth-place finish for $210k, cracked Jeff Gross’s aces late in the day to jump up to the lead pack as well.
Andrews bagged up 495,300 and will return tomorrow seventh overall in chips.
Barry Hutter (604,500), David Heck (567,800), WSOP bracelet winner David Diaz (541,900) and Michael Hickman (537,300) round out the top 5.
$800k+ for First, Money Bubble at 110 Players
A massive turnout of well over 1,100 players pushed the WPT Borgata prize pool up over $2.5 million and locked in an $818,847 first-place prize.
Along with the above leaders, looking to move up into the money and ever closer to that top prize are a number of top pros.
He's still Allen Cunningham.
Among them are:
- Brian Lemke 456,800
- Todd Terry 448,800
- Shawn Cunix 373,900
- Dwyte Pilgrim 330,300
- David Pham 310,000
- Tony Dunst 304,000
- Steve Brecher 251,600
- Lee Childs 236,200
- Jamie Kerstetter 220,800
- Jeff Williams 198,800
- Matt Glantz 136,000
- Allen Cunningham 135,000
A number of big-name pros fell short of the money today including Matt Affleck, WPT Paris champ Matt Salsberg, Joe Serock, Joe Cada, 2012 Octo-Niner Jesse Sylvia, Jonathan Little, John Racener and Olivier Busquet.
Action picks up tomorrow from the Borgata in Atlantic City at 12 pm. Follow along live with the WPT Live Updates team here.