WSOPE 2012 Main Event: Day 2 Winners And Losers

WSOPE 2012 Main Event: Day 2 Winners And LosersOn Day 2 of the 2012 WSOPE Main Event, 230 survivors from the original 420 starting field took to the felts all vying for the prestigious gold winner’s bracelet, as well as the €1,022,376 first place prize. By the end of the day, however, just 77 hopefuls remained.
Perhaps the biggest surprise exit on Day 2 was Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi, who started the day way out in front as the chip leader before his loose-aggressive game saw him crash spectacularly out of the tournament. Mizrachi’s fall was chartered by Daniel Negreanu on his twitter account, with one extract reading:
“@DNChips playing with Grinder and he is playing a form of poker lately I haven’t seen in 10 years. He will be very swingy playing this way..@dnchips he’s playing every hand for almost any amount check raising tons, bluffing tons, and just very chaotic overall.”
Nevertheless, the”Grinder” was just one of many big name pros who were eliminated on Day 2, including Phil Ivey, Antonio Esfandiari, Faraz Jaka,  Vanessa Rousso, Joe Hachem, Harrison Gimbel, Steve O’Dwyer, Greg Merson, Mike “Tmex” McDonald, Scotty Nguyen and Roberto Romanello.
On the other side of the coin, Ukraine’s Sergii Baranov finished the day in pole position with 607k, followed by France’s Axel Pergolizzi (419k) and Russia’s Vladimir Troyanovskiy (375k).
Amongst the big name pros thriving on Day 2 was Phil Hellmuth, who finished in 4th position with a 365k stack, while Joseph Cheong reached 9th spot (328k) and Bertrand “Elky” Grospellier completed the top ten on (327k). Also surviving with their WSOPE ambitions still very much intact was Daniel Negreanu (290k), Jason Mercier (196k), Liv Boeree (149k), Sam Trickett (135k), Eugene Katchalov (124k), Scott Seiver (117k) and Andy Frankenberger (103k), to name but a few.
With such a stellar line-up still in contention at the WSOPE Main Event, this year’s tournament is already shaping up to be one of the most exciting yet seen. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for a Day 3 update, which should also include the money bubble bursting.

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