Event #58: $10,000 Main Event
Dani:

Early Wound to Kroon

Shamus • Level 6: 250-500, 50 ante

Mark Kroon just lost a chunk of chips here in the early going. Preflop back-and-forthing left Kroon's opponent all in for 31,050 versus Kroon, with the former holding {K-Clubs}{K-Hearts} and Kroon {Q-Spades}{10-Clubs}. The board came {2-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{A-Clubs}{2-Clubs}, and Kroon's opponent doubled up.

"Might have all gone in on that flop, anyway," said Kroon, and his opponent agreed. Kroon now has right about 100,000.

Tagovi: Mark Kroon

Cards in the Air

Shamus

And back down on the felt. We're underway!

While WSOP POY contender Ben Lamb has unbagged the most chips to start Day 2b (188,925), several are close, including Maynard Little, Ben Mintz, Andrew Hinrichsen, and Raj Vohra. Others sporting big stacks to start Level 6 are Antony Lellouche, Sergey Altbregin, Doug Lee, Ryan D'Angelo, Mark Droon, Kevin Saul and Lyle Berman.

All will be aiming at that total of 478,600 posted by Alexandr Mozhnyakov yesterday, the best of four players who exceeded 400,000 by night's end yesterday. Only 14 ended Day 2a with more 300,000.

Level:
6
Blinds:
250/500
Ante:
50

A Look at the Current WSOP Player-of-the-Year Leaderboard

Current 2011 WSOP Player-of-the-Year Leaderboard

PlayerPointsCashesFinal TablesBraceletsWinnings
Phil Hellmuth710.25530$1,591,004
Ben Lamb659.05431$1,331,832
Brian Rast550322$1,976,522
Chris Moorman486.20520$1,051,466
Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier479.25421$811,639
Sam Stein416.13521$731,279
Joe Ebanks410.25311$1,179,031
Owais Ahmed408.03521$764,997
Mikhail Lakhitov401.80521$851,058
Jason Mercier385.33531$696,438
Mitch Schock364.81531$406,018
Sean Getzwiller343321$672,627

*Through Event #57

Welcome To Day 2b!

Ben Lamb - Day 2b Chip Leader
Ben Lamb - Day 2b Chip Leader

Good morning everyone. We are back at the Rio to bring you the action from Day 2b of Event #58: $10,000 Main event. Its a very exciting day here at the Rio, as once the days is complete, everyone remaining will have a day off. When they return on Thursday, all of the survivors will be in the same room for the first time in the whole event!

Today we have an astonishing 2490 players coming back from day 1b and 1d. Despite the overwhelming number of players, its safe to say that most everyone will have one eye on one player: Ben Lamb. Lamb has had a decent World Series so far, scoring a 2nd in the $3,000 Pot Limit Omaha, a 1st in the $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha, a 12th in the $10,000 6-handed Championship, and an 8th in the $50,000 Players Championship. Lamb has continued his incredible play, and somehow comes into today as the biggest stack of the day.

There are still plenty of other players to keep an eye on. We also have Patrik Antonius, Jake Cody, Daniel Alaei, Sam Trickett, last year's runner up John Racener, and a slew of former main event champs, including Jamie Gold, Robert Varkonyi, Huck Seed, Joe Hachem, and Berry Johnston.

The cards will be in the air in 30 minutes, and we will be playing five two-hour levels. After that, the players who are left will bag and tag their chips, and enjoy a much deserved day off. Be sure to stay tuned to Pokernews, as we will bring you up to the minute action all day!

Day 2b Table and Seat Draw

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With the conclusion of Day 1d, the Day 2b table and seat draw is now available for viewing. To check out the draw, click here to view the PDF file. All 2,490 remaining players from Day 1b and Day 1d should be listed.

Note that anyone listed with a chip count of "1" did not report their count or it was illegible by the World Series of Poker staff.

Event #58: $10,000 Main Event
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