WSOP: Baruffi, Yuri, Bruschi and others head into Day 2 this Thursday

Thursday It’s going to be a busy day at the WSOP USA. In addition to the Brazilian quartet led by legend Andre Akkari for Event #35 $10K Secret Bounty, several other big names from the country also qualified for Day 2 of the world’s largest poker series as the quest for new Bracelet.

One of the big names heading into day two is pro Francisco Baruffi. The PLO star qualifies for Event #34 $1.5K Pot-Limit Omaha. Baruffi, one of 98 qualifiers from a field of 1,355 players, has 467,000 chips and is 27th in the tournament.

The chip leader for Event #34 is Josh Arieh, who has five series bracelets and is already the winner of the 2023 edition. Arieh will have 1,196,000 in chips. The field also includes Robert Mizraki (829,000), Daniel Negrianu (446,000) and John Resena (369,000). The tournament will continue with 5,000/10,000 blinds and a first prize pool of $298,192.

In Event# 36 US$3K Brazil will field five representatives in nine mixed matches. A total of 361 players participated in the game was canceled, leaving only 183 players. Leading the way for Brazil is event 27 runner-up Aloísio Dourado. Aloísio continued his momentum, moving into the middle of the leaderboard with 71,200 in chips.

Two big names followed. Second on the leaderboard are Yuri Martins and Renan Bruschi, who will lead the day with 61,900 and 55,700 respectively. Brazil still had Felipe Mojave, who finished with 32,600 in chips, and Manoel Filho, who had 25,500 in chips on Day 2 of the tournament.

Event 36 was led by American Yashuo Chin, who finished with a huge stack of 622,000 chips. Other contestants included Andres Korn, Todd Brunson, the legend Viktor Blom, Dzmitry Urbanovich, Roman Hrabec and Maria Ho, among others. Play continues in the early afternoon with a first prize of $221,124.

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