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World Series of Poker Main Event Moves into Day 2

08 Jul 2024
Jonathan Raab 08 Jul 2024
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  • The first of two Day 2s concludes in the WSOP Main Event
  • Anthony Marisco posts the chip lead on 796,000
  • 1,549 of the day's 3,349 players survive to Day 3
  • Five former WSOP Main Event Champions progress
The 2022 WSOP Main Event Bracelet at Bally's Las Vegas,Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/Getty Images for Caesars Entertainment)
Day 2abc of the 2024 WSOP Main Event is Over, with 1,549 Players Progressing to Day 3

The World Series of Poker Main Event is now so big that it needs to have not only four starting days, but also two day twos. The field is only reduced to a small enough size to be accommodated in one flight by the time they get to day three of the $10,000 buy-in Championship event.

The first of the second days was on Sunday 7th July, when all the players who had made it through from Days 1a, 1b and 1c reconvened for a further five 2-hour levels of play. There had been 3,143 players who had sealed chip bags from the first three starting days.

Late registration remains open for the first seven levels of the tournament and there were 206 players who opted to join during the first two levels of the day, bringing the total number of participants to 3,349, of which 1,549 have made it into the third day of the tournament.

The second of the Day 2s will be for the 3,823 players who survived Day 1d, plus any further late entrants.

WSOP Main Event 2024 Day 2abc Chip Leaders

The chip leader at the end of the first of two starting days is Anthony Marisco, who ended up on just under 800,000 chips. Christopher Vincent lies in second with 772,000 with Portugal’s Manuel Machado in third on 680,500.

The highest placed WSOP bracelet winner is Diogo Veiga, also from Portugal, who is in 6th place on 615,000. 

PlayerChip CountCountry
Anthony Marsico797,000United States
Christopher Vincent772,000United States
Manuel Machado680,500United States
Jangkyu Lee665,500South Korea
Karo Nuri646,500Switzerland
Diogo Veiga615,500Portugal
Damarjai Davenport615,000United States
Valentin Oberhauser613,500France
Assaf Zeharia601,000Israel
Mehrdad Vahabi595,000United States

The best placed of the big names is seven time bracelet winner John Hennigan on 461,500, who is just ahead of Zyad Qasem, who posted the chip lead on Day 1c.

GG Poker ambassador Daniel Negreanu is still in, ending the day with 93,000 chips, however his fellow ambassador Bertrand ‘Elky’ Grospellier was eliminated.

Former World Champions Fall

Most of the fourteen former WSOP Main Event Champions who started Day 2abc failed to retain their challenges for further glory. Those who’s efforts have been thwarted include Johnny Chan, Jamie Gold, Joe Hachem and Chris Moneymaker

Phil Hellmuth may have made a Kung Fu style entrance to the Main Event, but he won’t be fighting any more this year, as his expert timing was a little off. As he was dispatched to the rail he was overheard muttering to himself “oh oh oh oh…it was a little bit frightening.”

Only five made it through to day three, with Hossein Ensan leading the way on 353,000. Koray Aldemir, who  was the 2021 winner is next with 242,000, while 2017 champ Scott Blumstein is not far behind with 236,000. Robert Varkonyi on 170,500 and Greg Merson with 54,000 were the only other former champions who’s tournament lives will continue on Day 3.

Brits Through to Day Three

The best of the British players in Day 2abc was Iaron Lightbourne, who ended the day in 15th place with an impressive 543,500 chips. He is just ahead of Guillermo Sanchez Otero on 540,000. 

Bracelet winner Hector Berry is still in the mix with 323,000, as is Jack Oliver on 297,500. Bracelet winners Harry Lodge (223,000) and John Kabbaj (188,500) are also still in.

Double GUKPT winner Stuart Rutter (94,500) and Grosvenor National Leaderboard winner Calogero Morreale (83,000) have also made it through to Day 3. 

Unfortunately, quite a few British players didn’t make it to the end of the day, including double bracelet winner Barny Boatman. Jake Cody, Mitch Johnson, John Duthie, Niall farrell, Rumpom Pal, Alex Goulder, James Dempsey, Patrick Leonard, Jay Harwood, Toby Lewis, Richard Gryko and Ian Simpson all failed to secure their continuation in the tournament.

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