2014 World Series of Poker

Event #65: $10,000 Main Event
Day: 2ab
Event Info

2014 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Level Info
800,000 / 1,600,000

Event #65: $10,000 Main Event

Day 2ab Completed

Tim Stansifer Leads Advancing Field From Day 2a/b

Level 10 : 600/1,200, 200 ante
Tim Stansifer Bags Chip Lead
Tim Stansifer Bags Chip Lead

Day 2a/b is of the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event is officially in the books with Tim Stansifer leading the roughly 700 survivors from the two returning flights. Stansifer sat atop the chip counts late in the day and had a surge during the last few hands to boost his stack up to a massive 481,500.

This second day was a unique experience at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, as survivors from Day 1a and Day 1b remained segregated for their second day of play. While play occurred simultaneously, those to advance from Day 1a played their flight in the Amazon Room while the returning players from the larger Day 1b flight took to the Brasilia and Pavilion rooms.

Stansifer sits atop the chip counts moving forward onto Day 3, but has has other players close on his heels. Tom Cannuli bagged up the second largest stack with 407,800 and none other than Joe Kuether put third-place chips in the bag with 401,200. Kuether found a spot among the leaders roughly halfway through the day and sat there ever since. Kuether, who has over $2.13 million in lifetime career tournament earnings has never cashed in a Las Vegas WSOP Main Event. He has, however, racked up 24 WSOP cashes including a 24th place in the 2012 WSOP Europe Main Event and a third place in a $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em event in 2012 for over $218,000.

Martin Jacobson, who began Day 2a/b as the chip leader, also bagged up a top five stack by the end of the day. Jacobson continued to ride his momentum and will return for Day 3 with 342,700 in chips.

Joining those big stacks on Day 3 are the likes of Antonio Esfandiari (277,800), Abe Mosseri (260,500), Eric Cloutier (236,000), 2003 WSOP Main Event champion Chris Moneymaker (222,000), Faraz Jaka (195,000), Ole Schemion (180,900), Marvin Rettenmaier (173,200), Erik Seidel (130,600), Allen Cunningham (114,400), 1996 WSOP Main Event champion Huck Seed (96,500), and reigning champion Ryan Riess (84,900).

While those players progressed onto the next stage of this prestigious tournament, others fell before the bagging phase at the end of the day. Some of the players who were eliminated by the end of Day 2a/b include 2012 WSOP Main Event champion Greg Merson, Josh Arieh, Mike Sexton, Dennis Phillips, November Niner Michiel Brummelhuis, Yevgeniy Timoshenko, Amanda Musumeci, Vanessa Selbst, Annette Obrestad, and Igor Kurganov. Brandon Shack-Harris and George Danzer, who sit in the one and two spots in the WSOP Player of the Year race, were also eliminated from play.

The Main Event continues on Wednesday where players will hit the felt for Day 2c play. As always, PokerNews will be on hand to provide all of the latest from the tournament felt.

Tags: Joe KuetherTim Stansifer

Assorted End-Of-Day 2ab Chip Counts (full)

Level 10 : 600/1,200, 200 ante

This is not a full chip counts posting. Disregard the (full) above. Please refer to this list for a full list of survivors, but please note that Grantland Hillman bagged 48,900, not 489,000.

Player Chips Progress
Tim Stansifer us
Tim Stansifer
481,500 143,500
Tom Cannuli us
Tom Cannuli
407,800 7,800
Tony Ruberto us
Tony Ruberto
402,700 37,700
Joe Kuether us
Joe Kuether
401,200 6,200
Cai Zhen us
Cai Zhen
367,900 367,900
Zhen Cai (Cai Zhen)
Zhen Cai (Cai Zhen)
367,900 367,900
John Sacha us
John Sacha
364,400 364,400
Munir Shahin us
Munir Shahin
361,900 -2,100
Kyle Keranen us
Kyle Keranen
358,000 238,000
Timothy Reilly us
Timothy Reilly
354,500 69,500
Tom Roupe us
Tom Roupe
349,600 349,600
Thomas Roupe us
Thomas Roupe
349,600 349,600
Martin Jacobson se
Martin Jacobson
342,700 22,700
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 1X Winner
Joe DeGeorge us
Joe DeGeorge
342,200 -47,800
Ali Davar ca
Ali Davar
341,800 241,800
Jack Schanbacher us
Jack Schanbacher
Paul Tedeschi fr
Paul Tedeschi
336,600 147,600
Julio Belluscio ar
Julio Belluscio
316,500 131,500
WSOP 1X Winner
Vegard Nygaard no
Vegard Nygaard
313,000 108,000
Andoni Larrabe es
Andoni Larrabe
289,300 289,300
David Farber us
David Farber
Grayson Ramage us
Grayson Ramage
285,100 163,100
Mark Dube us
Mark Dube
Antonio Esfandiari us
Antonio Esfandiari
277,800 22,800
WSOP 3X Winner
Daniel Wirgau us
Daniel Wirgau
274,400 -600

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Greenwood Doubles Through Yogo

Level 10 : 600/1,200, 200 ante

Iori Yogo had 22,000 in front of him on the river after the board came {8-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{9-Hearts}, and Sam Greenwood had shoved all in for 29,000 more than that. Yogo thought for awhile before deciding to look up his shorter-stacked opponent. Greenwood showed {9-Diamonds}{9-Spades} for a full house on the river, and Yogo nodded and mucked his hand before leaning back in his chair and looking pained.

Player Chips Progress
Sam Greenwood ca
Sam Greenwood
150,000 70,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Iori Yogo jp
Iori Yogo
79,800 -74,200

Tags: Sam GreenwoodIori Yogo

Riess Falling

Level 10 : 600/1,200, 200 ante
Ryan Riess
Ryan Riess

Ryan Riess raised in the cutoff, the player in the big blind called and the flop fell {J-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}.

Action was checked to Riess and he continued for 2,500. The player in the big blind check-raised to 6,500, Riess called and both players checked the {K-Diamonds} turn. The {9-Spades} river completed the board and the player in the big blind bet 5,500. Riess called, but his hand fell short against his opponent's {K-Clubs}{Q-Spades}. Riess flashed the {J-Diamonds} as he mucked.

Player Chips Progress
Ryan Riess us
Ryan Riess
87,000 -25,000
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Ryan Riess

Jacobson Takes Some Back

Level 10 : 600/1,200, 200 ante

From under the gun, Duane Wellnitz raid to 2,800. Martin Jacobson called from the hijack seat, and Vasili Lazarou called from the big blind. Then, the dealer spread out the {Q-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} flop, and action was checked by Lazarou. Wellnitz was next and bet 2,800, but Jacobson kicked it up to 6,500 with a raise. Lazarou folded, then Wellnitz folded as well, and Jacobson won the pot.

Player Chips Progress
Martin Jacobson se
Martin Jacobson
320,000 10,000
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 1X Winner
Duane Wellnitz us
Duane Wellnitz
140,000 -3,000
Vasili Lazarou us
Vasili Lazarou
35,000 35,000

Tags: Duane WellnitzMartin JacobsonVasili Lazarou

Jacobson Can't Beat Wellnitz's Set

Level 10 : 600/1,200, 200 ante

From early position, Duane Wellnitz from Phoenix, Arizona raised to 2,800. Wesley Chong called from middle position, and Martin Jacobson called from the cutoff seat. All three players took the {K-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} flop, and action checked to Jacobson. He bet 5,000, Wellnitz called, and Chong folded.

After the {J-Diamonds} added a fourth diamond to the board on the turn, Wellnitz check-called a bet of 10,000 from Jacobson. Then, the {4-Spades} landed on the river and both players checked.

"Set," announced Wellnitz, to which Jacobson responded with a nod.

Wellnitz showed the {2-Hearts}{2-Spades} for a set of twos, and Jacobson mucked his hand.

Player Chips Progress
Martin Jacobson se
Martin Jacobson
310,000 -13,000
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 1X Winner
Duane Wellnitz us
Duane Wellnitz
143,000 143,000
Wesley Chong us
Wesley Chong
108,000 5,000

Tags: Duane WellnitzMartin JacobsonWesley Chong

No Day 3 For Kurganov

Level 10 : 600/1,200, 200 ante
Igor Kurganov
Igor Kurganov

German super star Igor Kurganov has just been knocked out by the hands of Floris van der Ven. The action started with a raise to 2,700 from early position and Floris van der Ven three-bet to 7,200 from the player's left. Kurganov was next to act and he four-bet shoved for 35,700.

The action folded all the way around to Van der Ven and he quickly made the call.

Van der Ven: {A-Clubs}{A-Hearts}
Kurganov: {A-Spades}{K-Hearts}

The board ran out {10-Spades}{Q-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{4-Spades} and Kurganov was knocked out.

Player Chips Progress
Floris van der Ven nl
Floris van der Ven
210,000 60,000
Igor Kurganov ru
Igor Kurganov
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Igor Kurganov

Tuthill Doubles Opponent

Level 10 : 600/1,200, 200 ante

David Tuthill was under the gun and raised the action to 2,600. Action folded around the table to a late position player who moved all in for his last 25,100. Hands hit the muck around the table until it was back on Tuthill. He called and the two hands were turned on their backs.

Tuthill: {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}
Opponent: {A-Spades}{J-Spades}

Tuthill stood from the table and his rail crowded the table. The dealer produced a flop of {8-Spades}{K-Spades}{3-Spades}, eliciting an immediate response from Tuthill.

"Flush!" he yelled while laughing, pointing out that his opponent had flopped an ace-high flush. The board completed with the {4-Spades} and the {2-Hearts}, ensuring that Tuthill would ship the chips across the table. He's now down to about 108,000.

Player Chips Progress
David Tuthill us
David Tuthill
108,000 -30,000

Tags: David Tuthill