Day 2c survivors combined with day 2 a/b are now 1,864. These poker players will compete in day 3 of the $10,000 buy-in WSOP main event being led by Phil Ivey, the poker pro who is leading with the chips. The main event saw a total of 6,683 players register.
On Day 2c, Phil Ivey showed great performance by starting the day with big stacks, maneuvered through and ended up with more than half a million chips. This is not the first time that Ivey has taken part in main event because in 2009, he took the seventh position on the final table with a winning of about 1.5 million dollars. In this year, WSOP, he won his tenth bracelet in one of the events.
Others who made through Day 2c are Brian Townsend, Isaac Baron, Martin Jacobson, John Hennigan, Antonio Esfandiari, Mukul Pahuja, Abe Mosseri, Daniel Alaei, Tom Marchese, Greg Mueller, Jeff Madsen and former champion Chris Moneymaker. Some who made it but had lower stack of chips are Paul Pierce, Maria Ho, former champion Johnny Chan, Gavin Smith and John Monnette.
Some of the players who did not make it through Day 2c are Phil Hellmuth, Joe Cada, Joe Hachem, Berry Johnston, Jonathan Duhamel, Scotty Nguyen and Carlos Mortensen. The list comprises of some of the big names in poker and former champions of WSOP.
The top player of Day 2a/b Tim Stansifer is the closest rival of Ivey with 481,000 chips.
The day started with the 1,864 survivors competing being led by Phil Ivey. Unfortunately, his chips count had reduced to 552,500 by the time of the bagging of the chips. Other World Series of Poker former champions were also not lucky with only Huck Seed remaining with less than 250,000 chips. Other former champions Johnny Chan, Ryan Reiss, Chris Moneymaker and Robert Varkonyi were eliminated. Paul Pierce, the NBA athlete also was eliminated in the final level when Christopher Smith topped him with his better two pair.
Each level recorded an average of three hundred eliminations. About 1,200 players were eliminated and had lost their hope of winning the prestigious tournament by the start of the fifth and the final level of the day.
The bagging of the chips took place almost an hour early due to accommodation of television arrangements. When Day 3 was officially wound up, the magic 693 player winnings had not been reached.
The player who had the biggest chip stack was Andrew Liporace with 1,128,000 chips. Mehrdad Yousefzadeh from Astoria New York closely followed him with 1,124,000 chips. Raul Meistre was the third with 988,500 chips.
The main event started five days ago with 6,683 players. There were registrations and competition on Day 1a, 1b and Day 1c. Those who survived on Day 1a and b competed on Day 2a/b, and those who survived on Day 1c competed on Day 2c. Survivors of Day 2a/b and Day 2c are the ones who competed on Day 3.