Atlantic City poker pro Chris Reslock widened his chip lead on Day Two. He rocketed up from nearly 50,000 in chips on the first day to 133,900 going into Day Three. Reslock is currently the only player with over 100,000 in chips. Recent tournament winner and poker millionaire Nick Schulman is in a distant second-place with 87,400. Nearly everyone else of the remaining 27 players are out-chipped by at least 2 to 1 by Reslock.
Reslock is well-known locally. He has been playing poker seriously for over ten years and now calls it his profession, after leaving his job as a cab driver. Reslock has yet to breakthrough to the national poker scene, although he clearly has the talent to compete versus poker's best players.
"I found that driving a cab for years exposed me to many different people and some very unique situations," Reslock said. "You have to make judgments about people with limited information - which is pretty much like the way it is in poker. I consider those years (spent as a taxi driver) to be very valuable. We are the last of the trail riders, taking people from all walks of life to different places."
Reslock appears headed for his first televised final table. ESPN is filming the WSOP Circuit event, which is being held at the Showboat Atlantic City. Day Three (Thursday) will play down to the final nine players. On Friday, the final table will begin at 2 pm.
Prize money payouts are as follows:
Official Report by Nolan Dalla - World Series of Poker Media Director
Showboat Atlantic City Poker Manager - Vito Casucci
Tournament Director - Johnny Grooms
Assistant Tournament Director - Jack Effel