Friday July 12,2013 : KROON HOLDS ON TO CHIP LEAD ON WORLD SERIES OF POKER DAY 2C
Aces fall like ninepins in the last entry heat of the main event.
Day 2C action in the World Series of Poker main event has been completed, with big poker names falling like ninepins in the action, and Mark Kroon still in the driving seat with 507,300 in chips, having started the day as chip leader.
Among those busting out of the main event during Day 2C were: Jason Mercier, Matthew Ashton, former WSOP main event champs Jamie Gold and Joe Hachem, Joe Serock, who tried to play on despite a road accident and a short spell in jail, top sports celebs Roberto Luongo and Gerard Piqué, Daniel Negreanu, UK ace Sam Trickett, Davidi Kitai, Jen Harman, Eric Baldwin, Joseph Cheong, Pieter de Korver,
Making it through to Day 3, when the survivor fields combine for the first time and the 648 player money bubble hoves into view, are bracelet record-holder Phil Hellmuth, ace players Phil Ivey and Michael Mizrachi, Haralabos Voulgaris, Vladimir Geshkenbein, Dirk Van Luijk, Jean-Robert Bellande, Glen Chorny and Stephen Chidwick.
Mizrachi had an up-and-down sort of day, at one point leading the field with a stack of well over half-a-million, only to see it depleted, then somewhat recouped toward the end of day's action.
Gus Hansen and Tom Dwan, who famously allowed most of their Day 1c chips to be blinded away whilst they played cash games at the Aria, pitched up today, but unsurprisingly were eliminated from the Main Event after a relatively short stay on the tables.
The top ten chip counts at the end of Day 2C were:
Mark Kroon 507,300
Victor Figueroa 460,600
William Reymond 405,000
Michael Mizrachi 394,600
Ryan Olson 364,700
Peter Kamaras 354,400
Yann Dion 348,200
Jean-Robert Bellande 320,900
Denis Pisarev 312,500
Dale Roesel 303,400
The official numbers of players going through to Day 3 are awaited.