The 2009 Aruba Poker Classic has attracted a total of 475 players to the Radisson Resort in Aruba. The total prize pool for the $5,000 no-limit hold’em championship is $2,303,750, and the eventual champion will walk away with $753,330. Here is a look at the payouts:1: $753,330 2: $414,680 3: $218,860 4: $126,710 5: $92,150 6: $66,810 7-8: $41,470 9-10: $29,950 11-12: $23,040 13-18: $18,430 19-24: $16,130 25-30: $13,850 31-36: $11,520 37-45: $9,210Day 2 saw 263 players return to their seats, and by the end of play, just 87 remained. The notable players lost on day 2 included Michael and Nick Binger, Jean-Robert Bellande, Amit Makhija, Jim Pechac, Brandon Cantu, Joe Tehan, Bryan Devonshire, Justin Young, Tiffany Michelle, Justin Rollo, Chris Bell, and Adam Levy. Robert Mizrachi rode strong play all day long to end the night with the chip lead (353,200). His biggest boost of the day came courtesy of Card Player Player of the Year contender Eric Baldwin. Mizrachi made a wheel on the river of J-8-3-4-2 board with A-5 in the hole to win a huge pot and grow his stack to more than 300,000. Here is a look at the tournament statistics for day 2:Day 2 Chip Leaders:Robert Mizrachi: 353,200 (pictured right) Matt Ross: 233,000 James Czarnecki: 208,000 Alessandro Nocerino: 205,000 Scott Stewart: 120,000 Matt Vengrin: 108,000 Eric Baldwin: 85,000 Tim West: 82,000 Casey Kastle: 78,300 Brent Roberts: 69,000Notable Chip Counts:Brock Parker: 62,000 Vinny Pahuja: 54,000 Gavin Smith: 50,000 John Spadavecchia: 45,100 Phil Hellmuth: 45,000 Travis Rice: 41,350 Matt Brady: 35,000 Jamie Rosen: 24,175 Robert McLaughlin: 24,000 Jason Gray: 13,125Hand of the Day:Matt Ross Makes a FlushMatt Ross raised to 2,500 and an opponent reraised to 6,200. Ross made the call, and the flop was dealt J 9 3 . Ross checked, and his opponent bet 8,000. Ross check-raised all in for over 100,000, and his opponent made the call, their cards:Ross: A K Opponent: K KTurn and River: 4 5Ross made the nut flush to defeat his opponent and double up to 230,000.Day 3 begins at noon EDT tomorrow. Check back at the end of the night for another recap of the action.
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