WSOP 2013 Main Event: Day 2C Winners And LosersJuly 11, 2013 1:15 pm
All three Day 2’s of WSOP 2013 are now in the books with just 2,696 players left from the original starting field of 6,352. The remaining 953 survivors from Day 2C will now join those from Day 2A/B (1,743 total players) for a communal Day 3 starting later today, at 12 p.m. local time.
Amongst the notables exiting the tournament on Day 2c was the 2006 WSOP Main Event champ Jamie Gold, who was dealt A-K before calling an all-in bet by Gregory Liang on a J-J-10-Q board. As Gold proclaimed at the time;
“I don’t think I can fold! No way I can fold this hand!”
Unfortunately for Gold, his opponent held pocket queens and so just like that Gold’s Main Event came to an end.
Others notables who were also eliminated on Day C included Joe Hachem, David Sands, Vanessa Selbst, Daniel Negreanu, Jason Mercier, Randy Lew, Joseph Cheong, Dan Kelly, Brian Hastings, Tom “durrrr” Dwan, Maria Ho, Frank Kassela, Joe Serock, Jen Harman, and 2013 WSOP bracelet winner Matt Perrins.
Progressing through to Day 3 as the overall chip leader is Mark “P0ker H0” Kroon (see photo), an online pro with $1,121,493 in cashes. Kroon finished the day on a 530k stack and had also been the chip leader after all three Day 1 starting flights were completed.
In addition, a bevy of big-names still remain in the competition including Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi (394,600), Jean-Robert Bellande (320,900), Carlos Mortensen (295,500), Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier (245,600), Phil Ivey (198,800), Theo Jorgensen (187,900), Johnny Chan (169,000), Jake Cody (160,000), and Isaac Haxton (106,000).
Amongst those players progressing through Day 2c on short stacks is Humberto Brenes (66,100), Phil Hellmuth (49,000) and Jeremy Ausmus (38,600).
Only 648 players will receive a minimum payout of $19,106, with a final table appearance worth $733,224 and the eventual champion expected to collect a huge $8,359,531 first place prize.