WSOP 2015 Main Event: Day 2C Winners And LosersJuly 10, 2015 9:50 am
The 2015 WSOP Main Event has now completed its three separate Day 2’s with just 1,824 players surviving from an original starting field of 6,420. These remaining competitors will now return to the action on Friday at noon for a communal Day 3 when they will be hoping to move closer to one of the event’s 1,000 paid money spots, and its ultimate first place prize of $7,680,021.
Amongst the big name pros seeing their WSOP Main Event aspirations end for another year was Phil Ivey, who was eliminated after 3-bet shoving his pocket nines into the pocket Kings of Mario Sanchez. The 10-times bracelet winner was joined on the rails by a whole slew of other notable pros, including Jamie Gold, Huck Seed, Peter Eastgate, Anthony Zinno, Mike Mcdonald, and Betrand Grospellier, after which he tweeted:
“Out of Main Event after AA went down to 22 on 259 preflop pot 3bet in. There might be sicker things I guess.”
In addition, Ronnie Bardah failed to extend his record of six consecutive Main Event cashes after crashing out early in the afternoon.
On the other hand, finishing Day 2C as the chip leaders was David Jackson (photo) on a 408,800 stack, followed by Zach Jiganti (401,900), Shawn Van Alsdale (388,000), Louis Salter (344,400), and Hugo Perez (343,300).
Also progressing through to Day 3 was none over than 14-times WSOP bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth (88,800), and 6-times bracelet holder Daniel Negreanu, who tweeted:
“End day 2 of WSOP main event with 123,600. Very interesting day away from the table, straightforward at the table. Just doing my thang.”
Other big name pros successfully navigating past Day 2C included Matt Glantz (306,00), Ryan Reiss (291,700), Adrian Mateos (285,000), Josip Simunic (251,400), Max Steinberg (232,700), Daniel Alaei (199,800), Scotty Nguyen (181,200), Joe Hachem (148,500), and JC Tran (113,700).
Survivors will return to the Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel and Casino later today for another grueling 10+ hour day, and unlike last year when the money bubble burst on Day 4, this year the players may find themselves securing at least a $5,000 profit on their buy-ins by the end of Day 3.