Friday July 12,2013 : DAY 2 AT WORLD SERIES OF POKER NOW UNDERWAY
2,306 survivors hoping to make it to Day 3
The second and last of the Day 2 heats in the World Series of Poker main event today sees the 2,306 survivors of Day 1C – all that remains of the original 3,467 who started Day 1C – again take to the felt to try and make it through to Day 3, when the players from both Day 2 heats will combine for the first time.
When they do, the 800 survivors from Day 2 A and B (survivors from the original 1,880 who made it to Day 2 A-B) will join the survivors of today's carnage.
Celeb spotters will be looking for Tom Dwan and Gus Hansen, who bought in on Day 1C but didn't rock up; fortunately for them, despite their stacks being blinded off under the tournament rules, they still managed to survive to Day 2C, although at a serious disadvantage with their remaining stacks well below the 20,000 mark. Will they at last take their seats today, and how will they fare?
Average chip stacks at the start today will be 45,104.
Biggest chip stack starting today is that of Mark Kroon at 246,300. Imari Love is chasing Kroon as his closest rival on 214,300. Rather lower down the chip stakes, but still formidable opponents sitting down today are David "Doc" Sands, Daniel Negreanu, Eric Baldwin and Antonio Esfandiari.
Sharing the top ten leader board with Kroon and Imari are:
3 Karlo Lopez 196,550
4 Michael Mizrachi 176,100
5 Frederik Jensen 169,975
6 Muhammad Abdel Rahim 163,075
7 Marc Carpenterperrault 155,250
8 Josh Pollock 154,025
9 Dinesh Alt 151,400
10 Sameer Aljanedi 150,200