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With only half of the World Series of Poker Main Event done, there is still plenty of time for players to make a move. In fact, they are still playing split days at the Rio with day 2a coming to a close early this morning.

But Brian Schaedlich isn’t waiting to make a move in the WSOP Main Event. He’s doing quite well already. The man from Chagrin Falls, Ohio doesn’t have much name recognition going for him, but that hasn’t fazed Schaedlich one bit.

Schaedlich has been the dominant player by far in the early going as he leads all players with 500,000 chips at the end of day 2a. He was second in chips after day 1b, but bolted out to the lead at the end of this day.

What’s interesting about Schaedlich is that he won his way in the Main Event by winning a $135 satellite at the Mountaineer Racetrack Casino in West Chester, WV.

Trailing Schaedlich in second place is Hunter Frey who has 378,000 chips while David Rheem is in second place with 284,000. Those familiar with poker will see a recognizable face with Robert Mizrachi in fourth with 242,000 chips.

Some players that did well only to find themselves out of the tourney on this day were Sveltlana Gromenkova and Perry Friedman. There will certainly be more to join these two as day 2b of the WSOP kicks off today at 12:00 p.m. PT.