2012 World Series of Poker

Event 44: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Days: 2

Making Moves

Kevin Elia
Kevin Elia

"He took second. I won."

So explained 2009 WSOP Main Event Champion Joe Cada to an opponent while jerking a thumb to his left. Ivan Demidov, runner-up at the 2008 WSOP Main Event, shook his head in acknowledgement from a seat over.

With all of the bustouts, players are moving around rapidly. An interesting group has now been assembled over on Table 431. Besides Cada and Demidov, start-of-day chip leader Tony Welds is there as well, although he's seen his stack cut down considerable as we move through the second level of the day.

It's possible Kevin Elia may have had something to do with Welds' situation, as suggested by the columns of chips sitting front of him. Elia looks to be our leader at the moment with 150 players left.

Player Chips Progress
Kevin Elia US
Kevin Elia
155,000 60,800
Joe Cada us
Joe Cada
84,000 -11,000
Tony Welds
Tony Welds
52,000 -20,000
Ivan Demidov ru
Ivan Demidov
29,000 -6,000

Tags: Ivan DemidovJoe CadaKevin EliaTony Welds