Day 2a/b of the World Series of Poker Main Event combined the survivors from both Day 1a and Day 1b of the event and finished with just around 700 players advancing. Those players will now have to wait a day to see how many survivors will be joining them from Day 2c into Day 3.
Tim Stansifer is the player leading this current batch of survivors on 481,500 and although it’s a great start for him personally, he will know that there is still a very long way to go.
Of the notables that managed to earn another day at the felt, there was Martin Jacobson, Antonio Esfandiari, Faraz Jaka, Marvin Rettenmaier, Erik Seidel, Huck Seed and PokerStars Team Pro Chris Moneymaker.
Strong finish to the day. Bagged 222k. Happy to get through day and happy how I played
— Chris Moneymaker (@CMONEYMAKER) July 9, 2014
Not all notables will be going to bed happy though as we lost the likes of Greg Merson, Mike Sexton, Yevgeniy Timoshenko, Annette Obrestad and PokerStars Team Pro Vanessa Selbst during the day’s action.
Well that tweet was bad luck, lost QJ to QQ on 55Q25 and then 87 to KQ on J96T and gg me. Gl to everyone still in.
— Vanessa Selbst (@VanessaSelbst) July 8, 2014
A $10M dream down drain – busto WSOP. Always heartbreaking to go out of main event but I’m sure Brazil’s soccer fans feel worse than me.
— Mike Sexton (@MikeSexton_WPT) July 8, 2014
Day 2c gets underway at the same time as this one did tomorrow and will reveal who will also be heading into Day 3 of the most famous poker tournament in the world. Catch up update on proceedings tomorrow.
The Top Ten From Day 2a/b
1st) Tim Stansifer – 481,500
2nd) Tom Cannuli – 407,800
3rd) Tony Ruberto – 402,700
4th) Joe Kuether – 401,200
5th) Zhen Cai – 367,900
6th) John Sacha – 364,400
7th) Munir Shahin – 361,900
8th) Tom Roupe – 349,600
9th) Martin Jacobson – 342,700
10th) Joe DeGeorge – 342,200