WPT Montreal 2012 - Jeff Gross in the Lead, 45 Players Left

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2012. November 26.
<div>The second day of the World Poker Tour (WPT) Montreal Main Event has come to an end with the American Jeff Gross in the lead, and all the remaining players ITM.</div>
The second day of the $3,000 WPT Montreal Main Event saw 362 players compete, with Patrick Leviever in the lead with a 326,100 stack. According to the original plans, the day would have lasted until 27 players remain, but due to the record-breaking number of entrants (1,173), they had to stop earlier. 
 
Many big names took part in the competition, including Ashton Griffin, David Williams, Mike McDonald, Will Failla, Andy Frankenberger, Antonio Esfandiari, Dominik Nitsche, Amanda Musumeci, Jason Koon, Xuan Liu, Joseph Cheong, Allen Kessler, Mark Radoja, Gavin Smith, Tristan Wade, Christian Harder, Todd Terry, Timothy Adams, Dan Smith, Mohsin Charania, Jonathan Driscoll, Amanda Musumeci, Tom Marchese and John Racener in the Playground Poker Club. Most of them had gotten eliminated before the bubble burst, the field dropping to 117 paying places with the elimination of Soren Turkewitsch. Mark Radoja took place 111, Xuan Liu finished 86th, and Jonathan Driscoll went home in the 62nd place. 

Big names still remained for day 3, including Jef Gross in the chiplead. Gross has already played numerous WSOP Final Tables, and is a successful online player going by the nick "kidwhowon", and is also known for being a close friend of Michael Phelps. Gross advanced with 2,422,000 in chips. Behind him is EPT and Epic League champion Mike "Timex" McDonald with 1,598,000, and third place is taken by Jason Koon with 1,546,000. Christian Harder, Gavin Smtih, Timothy Adams, Amanda Musumeci, Ashton Griffin and Dan Smith are also still in the competition. 
 
Jeff Gross
Jeff Gross
 
45 players will return on day 3, the average stack being 782,000.
 
Best 10 Players: 
 
1. Jeff Gross - 2.422.000
2. Mike McDonald - 1.598.000
3. Jason Koon - 1.546.000
4. Christian Harder - 1.472.000
5. Jonathan Roy - 1.431.000
6. Patrick Lelievre - 1.401.000
7. Peter Kaemmerlen - 1.333.000
8. Sylvain Siebert - 1.325.000
9. Gavin Smith - 1.247.000
10. Amichai Barer - 1.235.000
 
Other interesting chip counts: 
 
13. Timothy Adams - 1.095.000
15. Amanda Musumeci - 999.000
28. Bruce Buffer - 538.000
32. Ashton Griffin - 453.000
41. Dan Smith - 306.000
 
Prizes: 
 
1. $754.162
2. $470.922
3. $317.449
4. $211.746
5. $146.359
6. $113.157
7. $86.053
8. - $63.015
9. $45.059
10-12. $32.185
13-15. $25.071
16-18. $21.005
19-27. $17.617
28-36. $14.907
37-45. $12.535
46-54. $10.841
55-63. $9.486
64-72. $8.470
73-81. $7.453
82-90. $6.776
91-99.  $6.098
100-117. $5.421
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