Kroon On Top as Day 2c Set To Begin
Welcome to PokerNews' Day 2c coverage of the 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event. Today marks the second of the Day 2 flights as the 2,306 Day 1c survivors return to the felt to continue their respective journeys toward poker's biggest prize. A total of 1,880 players took part in Tuesday's Day 2a and 2b flights, and 800 of those survived to see Day 3.
Mark Kroon commands the biggest stack of today's bunch, having bagged up a whopping 246,300 in chips to hold the overall chip lead. In the waning moments of Day 1c, Kroon eliminated 2008 November Niner Ylon Schwartz to add to his already impressive stack. Imari Love is the only other player returning on Day 1c above the 200,000 mark. Love eliminated 1996 Main Event champion Huck Seed en route to his finishing Day 1c with 214,300.
Countless notables will also be returning on Day 2c, two in particular who will be taking their seats for the first time. Gus Hansen, who happens to be at the same table as Kroon, never took his seat on Day 1c and as a result, only has 17,975 in chips. Tom Dwan also failed to physically take part in Day 1 action and will begin Day 2c with 17,825. Others that will look to build on a subpar Day 1 include Daniel Negreanu (15,600), Antonio Esfandiari (14,500), Eric Baldwin (12,750), 2013 bracelet winner Steve Gross (12,200) and David "Doc" Sands (3,325).
Conversely, plenty of poker's biggest names fared quite well on their opening Main Event flight. 2010 November Niner Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi was near the top of the chip counts throughout Day 1 and ended with 176,100. Isaac Haxton (134,250), Calvin Anderson (123,275), Phil Ivey (119,650), Marvin Rettenmaier (117,825), Vanessa Selbst (115,225), Matt Waxman (103,625) and Phil Hellmuth (92,850) are also off to fast starts and will no doubt be hoping to do more of the same during today's five levels.
Be sure to keep it locked in at PokerNews for live updates on all of the exciting action throughout the day. Also, be sure to check out Sarah Grant's July 10th update below.