2016 WSOP Main Event: Day 2AB Winners And Losers

A total of 1,847 survivors from Days 1A and 1B of the WSOP Main Event returned to the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino yesterday looking to extend their runs at the world’s most prestigious poker tournament. By the end of the day, however, just 758 hopefuls remained, all of whom will now progress through to a combined Day 3 on Thursday, July 14th.
Amongst the slew of notable pros to get eliminated on Day 2AB was former Full Tilt executives Howard Lederer and Chris Ferguson, the latter of whom was confronted about his role in the debacle by Andrew Brokos before being sent to the rail by the very same player. As Brokos later wrote:
“I’m relieved that I didn’t say anything nasty, and I truly don’t wish him harm or misfortune. But for him just to return to the poker world like nothing happened feels like a denial of all of the harm that Full Tilt did to so many individuals and to our community in general. When I saw him literally being welcomed back, I felt compelled to offer a counterweight to that sentiment.”
Leading the field at the end of Day 2AB was 8-times WSOPC winner Valentin Vornicu (photo) on an 838,600 chip stack, who now welcoming a day’s break before returning to the action, said:
“It’s probably my second day off in a month and a half. If we make it further, there’s not going to be any more rest days, so I’ve got to take advantage.”
Top 10 Chip Counts:
Valentin Vornicu 838,600
Jamie Shaevel 586,000
Alvaro Lopez 573,200
Ramin Hajiyev 558,400
Chad Power 546,800
Petr Bartagov 546,000
Ronnie Pease 518,100
Jonas Lauck 510,000
Gaelle Baumann 504,600
Eric Afriat 501,000
Other big name pros still in contention includes Maria Ho (435,000), Marc-Andre Ladouceur (410,500), Alexander Kostritsyn (388,900), Dietrich Fast (359,500) Antonio Esfandiari (327,400), Antoine Saout (291,100), Melanie Weisner (280,000), Bertrand Grospellier (278,200), Anthony Zinno (209,300), Greg Raymer (179,800), Matt Glantz (169,000), and Benny Glaser (167,800).
Day 2C
Players will now go on a break while the 3,252 players who survived Day 1c come back later today for Day 2C aiming to progress through to a communal Main Event Day 3.

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