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WPT World ChampionshipTeam Ivey Pro Jonathan Tamayo is among the chip leaders with 68 players left in the WPT Championship. He finished Day 2 of the event with 411,000, good for ninth. Also, Mike Leah advanced to Day 2 with an above average stack.

Day 2 of the WPT Championship began with 200 players looking to begin their march to the money and ultimately the final table. Paul Volpe began the day as the chip leader and the field was stacked with top pros. Phil Hellmuth, Matt Stout, Jason Koon, Matt Glantz, Joseph Cheong and Anthanasios Polychronopoulos were among the big names in the field looking for their first title.

The prize pool was announced on Day 2 and while a $5 million prize pool was guaranteed, the final prize pool was announced as $4.85 million. Also, prior to the event, the Borgata had announced that $1.35 million would go to first. When numbers were released on Wednesday, that figure changed to $1.31 million. A total of 36 players will be paid in this event with a min-cash bringing $30,085.

Five Team Ivey Pros advanced to Day 2 and were all looking for their first WPT title. In order to be successful in tournament poker, you have to win you flips late in an event.…

WPT LogoThe World Poker Tour Championship is one of the most prestigious titles in poker. For the first time since the inception of the WPT, the championship moved from the Bellagio in Las Vegas to the Borgata in Atlantic City.

With the new venue came several changes, including a new price tag. This year’s championship is just a $15,000 buy-in as opposed to $25,000 in the past. Other changes include a guaranteed $5 million prize pool with $1.35 million to the winner.

As the WPT Championship kicked off on Monday, some wondered whether the modifications would prove to be +EV for the casino. Fortunately, they have proven positive as this year’s field more than doubled that of 2013.

Day 1a of the WPT Championship on Monday drew a solid field of 105 players, including four Team Ivey Pros. Some of the big names taking their shot on Day 1a included 13-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth, Paul Volpe, Matt Stout, Chris Moorman, Eugene Katchalov, Faraz Jaka, Eric Baldwin and Matt Glantz.

Mike Leah FTOPs2Ivey Pros in the field on Day 1a were Mike Leah, Greg Merson, David Peters and Dan Smith. Mike Leah was Team Ivey’s leading performer on Day 1a, finishing in the top 25 in chips with 91,500.…