Stephen Song Hops Into Final Day of WSOP Circuit Harveys Lake Tahoe Main Event as Chip Leader

There are four players left in contention, each of them is a former WSOP Circuit gold ring winner

The WSOP Circuit Harveys Lake Tahoe $1,700 Main Event is drawing to a close with just four players left in contention after Day 2 of the tournament. Stephen Song, a former gold ring winner, is leading the pack of four into the final day of action, which is set to start today at noon local time.

It was an action-packed Day 2 at the host casino. There were 54 players to start the day, with those being the survivors from the event’s two starting flights. Michael Hubbard was leading the remaining hopefuls. However, despite his initial advantage, the player eventually busted in 8th place.

The remaining contenders were just nine bustouts away from the money bubble when cards were thrown in the air for Day 2 action. Eight of those eliminations occurred quite quickly. However, players played for over 40 minutes before the unfortunate bubble boy was eliminated. And it was Frank Pezzullo who became the last player to leave empty-handed.

All in all, this year’s edition of the Main Event at Harveys Lake Tahoe drew 442 entries. They generated a prize pool of $669,630. The money was split into payouts for the top 45 finishers. Min-cashes were worth $3,027. Each of the remaining four survivors is guaranteed at least $49,392 from the prize pool. And the winner will go home with $147,314 and a shiny new ring.

Pack of Former Gold Ring Winners

As mentioned earlier, it will be Stephen Song who will be leading the group of four players when the final day of action kicks off. The player bagged and tagged 3.88 million last night. It should also be noted that Song captured his first-ever gold ring from the series just a few days ago. He bested the field of the $400 No-Limit Hold’em (1-Day) event at Harveys Lake Tahoe for the gold piece and $13,901 in prize money.

Song is followed closely behind by three-time gold ring winner Brett Murray, who scooped 3.8 million in chips last night. Back in September, Murray took down the Main Event of the WSOP Circuit’s Thunder Valley stop.

The other two players who made it through Day 2 have, too, previously won gold rings from the series. Scott Sanders, who came into the Main Event fresh off a triumph in the $400 Monster Stack at Harveys Lake Tahoe, will start Day 3 play with 3.525 million in chips. Two-time gold ring winner Nick Pupillo rounds out the final four with a stack of 2.15 million.

Day 3 action begins today at noon local time at the host casino. The finalists will play down to a champion. As mentioned above, the winner will go home with a six-figure payout and a gold ring. In addition, he will secure a seat into the season-ending Global Casino Championship, which will be played next summer.

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