Day 2B of the MILLIONS Main Event was set to begin with 271 bags advanced from Day 1 flights. But the direct Day 2 buy-ins brought the starting field up to nearly 400 entries before the first card was pitched. And that trend continued throughout the day as the buy-ins and re-entries continued at a steady pace all the way to the last minute of the late registration period.
Many players got into the Main Event via flip’n go this afternoon. The format-one hand, one board, winner take all-provided lots of excitement for all involved. They were held on various tables around Playground, including the beautiful partypoker LIVE streaming table, and in each case they drew a crowd of bystanders looking to join in the sweat.
When the late registration period ended at the beginning of level 13, 587 entries made it into Day 2B, making for over 1 billion chips in play. Thanks to the huge field and massive number of chips in play, many players were able to run up big stacks throughout the day. When it was time to bag chips at the end of level 16, 148 players remained, and a dozen from this flight will start Day 3 with more than double the 6.9M chip average. The chip leaders from Day 2B include notable players Ubaid Habib with 24.1M, Antonio Esfandiari with 23.7M and 2017 World Cup of Cards Canadian Poker Championship winner Kevin Rivest with 20M.