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Lydon Leads Final Seven After Bust Day 2

Lydon Leads Final Seven After Bust Day 2

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Monday, February 12, 2024 12:45 AM Local Time

Lydon Leads Final Seven After Bust Day 2

Day 2 of the Pompano Main Event started with 102 players and by the end of the over 12 hours of play, only seven remained. 


Michael Lydon of New York was the one who found himself as chip leader at the end of the night with 11,895,000. He started to rise up the counts with about four tables left and was able to overcame a brutal beat when his flopped set of kings were crushed by turned quad kings. A key hand that propelled him to the huge stack was during ten-handed play when he called off with queens against two ace-kings and they held to give him the near triple up to the big chip lead at the final table.

Six-time circuit ring winner Hamid Izadi finished with the second biggest stack with 8,385,000. He caught fire with two tables left to have a string of big hands that surged him up to the top.

Dave Alfa finished as the third biggest stack. He had an earlier rise to the top as he was a among the top three stacks from the first levels of the day until the end.

Gregory Spinder, Boris Kasabov, Taylor Hart all had very solid days where they stayed healthy in chips throughout without ever being among the very top stacks.

Jake Schwartz started to emerge as a chip leader close to the final table but was damaged badly in the aforementioned three-way all in hand that left him as the short stack heading into the final day.

The day was full of big action right off the bat as TK Miles who started the day as the third biggest stack went out very early in 90th. The eliminations would come fairly steadily after that all the way until final table where Barbara Sargent was the last player eliminated on the night.

Play will resume with the final seven at 12 noon on Monday. PokerOrg will again be providing all the updates until the $245,225 winner is crowned.

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