Event #65: $10,000 Main Event

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[user68268] • Level 6: 250-500, 50 ante

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Shuffle Up And Deal!

• Level 6: 250-500, 50 ante

Cards are in the air for Day 2ab of the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event!


Assorted Chip Counts From Day 1a and 1b

• Level 6: 250-500, 50 ante
Martin Jacobson se
Martin Jacobson
se 200,100 100
Trey Luxemburger US
Trey Luxemburger
US 193,450 17,450
Sarkis Hakobian RU
Sarkis Hakobian
RU 190,125 25,125
Ryan Buckholtz us
Ryan Buckholtz
us 189,000 159,000
Dan Wirgau us
Dan Wirgau
us 173,350 23,350
Ryan Julius US
Ryan Julius
US 165,125 20,125
Maxim Panyak ru
Maxim Panyak
ru 158,425 158,425
Seamus Cahill ie
Seamus Cahill
ie 150,775 775
Steve Ryan US
Steve Ryan
US 147,500
Richard Moon us
Richard Moon
us 146,200 146,200
Paul Douglass US
Paul Douglass
US 142,275 142,275
Pavel Yakobson ru
Pavel Yakobson
ru 137,250 137,250
Joe Kuether us
Joe Kuether
us 135,675 -4,325
Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
us 134,025 36,025
Trung Nguyen US
Trung Nguyen
US 133,975 -27,025
Sebastian Pauli de
Sebastian Pauli
de 128,625 54,525
Mark Radoja ca
Mark Radoja
ca 126,000 81,000
Taylor Paur us
Taylor Paur
us 116,600 13,600
Marvin Rettenmaier de
Marvin Rettenmaier
de 115,000
Mukul Pahuja us
Mukul Pahuja
us 114,800 -20,200
Steve Watts gb
Steve Watts
gb 104,800 27,800
Austin Buchanan us
Austin Buchanan
us 104,175
David Williams us
David Williams
us 104,100 92,000
Daniele Vadacchino
Daniele Vadacchino
101,025 101,025
Brian Hastings us
Brian Hastings
us 100,350 -14,650

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Jacobson and Luxemburger Lead Returning Fields for Day 2ab

Martin Jacobson
Martin Jacobson

Welcome back to our ongoing coverage of the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event! The starting flights of this prestigious event have gone by in a flash and the Amazon, Brasilia, and Pavilion rooms will all be filled to the brim with players returning for the second day of play. Day 1a leader Martin Jacobson will be returning to the biggest stack of today's players with 200,100, while hot on Jacobson's heels will be Day 1b chip leader Trey Luxemberger who bagged up 193,450.

Players from each of the first two starting flights will once again compete against those from their original flights. The 505 players to advance from Day 1a will be posted up in the Amazon room while the 1,428 who moved on from Day 1b will be placed in both Brasilia and Pavilion. The field will play a grand total of five two-hour levels today before bagging and tagging for the evening.

Dozens of notable names will be chasing the Swedish Jacobson in his starting flight, including top stacks Aaron Wilt (157,650), Seamus Cahill (150,775), Andy Hwang (118,875), Mukul Pahuja (114,800), and Alex Simic (110,675) as well as the likes of Layne Flack (75,450), Ryan Riess (70,225), Chris Moneymaker (69,850), Antonio Esfandiari (59,775), and Annette Obrestad (54,625).

Meanwhile chasing Luxemburger among the Day 1b runners will be several notable big stacks including Paul Tedeschi (137,450), Joe Kuether (135,675), Erik Seidel (134,025), Mark Radoja (126,000), and Matt Affleck (122,150). Main Event champions Dan Harrington (35,200) and Huck Seed (22,750) will also return to the felt.

Play kicks off at 12 p.m. local time. As always, be sure to stay tuned for PokerNews for all of the big pots, bad beats, and bust outs from the 2014 WSOP Main Event!


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