Event #58: $10,000 Main Event

Here We Go Again on a Break

• Level 2: 100-200, 0 ante

Another level down here on Day 1d means we’re on another 20-minute break. The past two hours of action saw some notables hit the rail including Prahlad Friedman, Tom “durrrr” Dwan, Steve Zolotow, James Mackey, Frank Kassela, William Reynolds, Paul Magriel, and Michael Chow.

While some players failed to survive Level 2, others thrived. For instance, Casey McCarrel got in a preflop raising war with an unknown opponent before all the money wound up in the pot. McCarrel, who held {K-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}, was in bad shape against his opponent’s {A-Spades}{A-Hearts}, but that all changed as the board ran out {9-Clubs}{K-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}{3-Clubs}. McCarrel’s flopped full house allowed him to take down the pot and he vaulted toward the top of the chip counts with 71,000!

Others who managed to have a decent level were Joe Tehan (86,000), Andrew Chen (97,000), Alan Sternberg (88,000), and Jeff Madsen (50,050).

Action will resume in 20 minutes, so be sure to check back then for all the action and eliminations from Day 1d of the 2011 WSOP Main Event.