Day 2 of the $5,000 Main Event of the PokerStars Championship Bahamas saw 39 players take advantage of the morning buy-in for a total 738 players. The field advanced 125 players to Day 3 and Nick Maimone leads the survivors after bagging up the chip lead 689,000.

Mike “Timex” McDonald bagged up third in chips while Jason Mercier, Byron Kaverman and Shawn Buchanan all bagged up an above average stack.

Aaron Paul returned to Day 2 hopeful to add his first tournament cash but fell short when Dan Colman eliminated him near the bubble. Noah Boeken was the unfortunate bubble boy after his pocket tens fell to Tom Janssens’ wheel.

The 738 entrants combined for a $3,376,712 prize pool to pay out the top 143 finishers. The min-cash came in at $7,260, a trip to the final table locks up $56,260 and the winner pockets $480,012.

Action returns Wednesday at noon and the field is scheduled for another six level day.

Day Two Top Ten Chip Counts

1. Nick Maimone – 689,000
2. Michael Vela – 440,500
3. Mike McDonald – 436,000
4. James Juvancic – 431,500
5. Rex Clinkscales – 428,500
6. Pedro Baptista Cabeca – 428,500
7. Aleksi Opalikhin – 387,500
8. Sylvain Loosli – 374,000
9. Rodrigo Cordoba – 364,500
10. William Batista Arruda – 360,000

A highlight on the schedule was a $25,000 Pot Limit High Roller event but only a few players appeared at the scheduled start time and the event was pushed back to 4 pm. Ultimately only four players signed up to play – Isaac Haxton, Ben Tollerene, Sean Winter and Lauri Varonen.

Winter was eliminated first and three-handed play lasted around three hours with only two players cashing in the event. Varonen got short on chips, he fell to Tollerene and after only a couple hands Haxton and Tollerene agreed to an ICM chop.

Isaac Haxton – $49,867
Ben Tollerene – $48,133