Caution is often the word even on Day 2 of the Main Event, as the stacks remain deep and the blinds relatively small (250/500/50) here in Level 6.
Case in point, Nick Maimone — who knows something about making a deep Main Event run, having finished 15th in 2009 — just now opened for a raise to 1,200 from the hijack seat, then watched his neighbor to his left call. The next player to act on the button then raised to 3,000, and when it folded back to Maimone he called the reraise.
That's when the player in between decided to raise it again to 10,000, forcing out the button quickly, then after pausing a few beats Maimone stepped aside as well. Maimone has seen his stack deplete considerably here on Day 2, but he still has chips with which to work.
Meanwhile, on another table it was Nicolas Cardyn watching an opponent open for 1,225 from middle position, then he reraised to 3,100 and when it folded back his opponent called. The flop came , and when checked to Cardyn bet 3,600. His opponent then check-raised to 10,200, and after tanking for a couple of minutes Cardyn decided to choose another spot as well.