2014 World Series of Poker

Event #65: $10,000 Main Event
Day: 2c
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 2c Completed

Phil Ivey Advances to Day 3 as Overall Chip Leader; Hellmuth, Cada and Hachem Fall

Level 10 : 600/1,200, 200 ante
Phil Ivey
Phil Ivey

On Wednesday, the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event continued as 2,571 players returned to the Rio All-Suite Casino for Day 2c action. After five two-hour levels of play, the field was cut down considerably with Phil Ivey and his stack of 505,500 leading the way. That’s more than Tim Stansifer, who finished as the Day 2a/b chip leader with 481,500.

Ivey, who began the day second in chips and overtook start-of-the-day chip leader Eric Tracy early on when notched a double elimination. There was no looking back for the 10-time bracelet winner after that.

Others who finished the night with big stacks were Raul Mestre (477,900), Michael Aron (468,000), Peter Neff (389,000), Isaac Baron (387,200), Steve Tripp (380,400), and Horacio Chaves Cortes (350,200).

Eliminations were steady all day as a stream of players flowed out of the Amazon, Pavilion and Brasilia Rooms. Former New England Patriots and Oakland Raiders defensive lineman Richard Seymour was eliminated by Raj Vohra in the first level of play, and then a nasty river card put an end to Eric "basebaldy" Baldwin's 2014 WSOP one level later.

Doug "WCGRider" Polk began the day on a short stack but managed to spin it up a bit in the first two levels of play. Unfortunately for the online star who won a bracelet this summer, his Main Event came to an end when his pocket nines failed to win a race against Yun Fan's big slick. Likewise, Gus Hansen was felled in Level 8 when he got the last of it in with a straight draw on the flop against an opponent who held two pair. Unfortunately, "The Great Dane" failed to get there.

Another player to fall was 2009 WSOP Main Event champ Joe Cada, who was the victim of a rather nasty cooler. Other former Main Event champs who met their end on Day 2c were Berry Johnston, Joe Hachem, Scott Nguyen, and Phil Hellmuth.

Hellmuth's quest for a 14th bracelet came to an end after two disastrous hands. In the first, the player in the cutoff opened, Hellmuth three-bet from the small blind, the player in the cutoff four-bet to 13,100 and Hellmuth called to see a flop of {A-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}. Hellmuth checked, his opponent bet 8,500, Hellmuth check-raised to 22,000 and his opponent called to see the {K-Spades} turn, which both players checked. The {K-Diamonds} river completed the board and Hellmuth bet 33,000. His opponent raised to effectively 45,000 and Hellmuth folded after about 45 seconds.

Down to about 12,000, Hellmuth got his last 12 big blinds in with {A-}{3-}, but failed to improve against {A-}{J-}. Others who failed to make it out of Day 2c with chips were JC Tran, David Benyamine, Marcel Luske, Daniel Idema, Bryan Micon, Jennifer Harman, Howard “Tahoe” Andrew, Matt Salsberg, and the 2014 Big One for One Drop champ Daniel Colman.

While many fell, plenty of notables managed to make it through to Day 3 including NBA superstar Paul Pierce, who survived with 48,600 despite taking a hit after running ace-king into pocket kings. He will be joined by the likes of John Hennigan (342,700), Daniel Alaei (228,300), Haralabos Voulgaris (164,700), John Juanda (133,700), Barry Greenstein (113,500), Ola "no_Ola" Amundsgard (110,100), Jake Cody (80,000), Daniel Negreanu (39,800), and Byron Kaverman (29,000).

The Day 2c survivors will join those from Day 2a/b under the same roof tomorrow at 12 p.m. local time for Day 3 action where they’ll play five more levels. Hundreds more will hit the rail, though the money bubble isn’t expected to hit until Day 4. Of course the PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be there to bring you all the action and eliminations, so be sure to join us then.

While you wait, check out this video of Phil Ivey talking about his great start to the WSOP:

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

Level 10 : 600/1,200, 200 ante

This is not a full chip counts posting. Disregard the (full) listed above and please refer to here for a complete list of survivors.

Player Chips Progress
Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
505,500 -19,500
WSOP 10X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
Raul Mestre es
Raul Mestre
477,900 179,900
Michael Aron us
Michael Aron
468,000 -12,000
Peter Neff us
Peter Neff
389,200 5,200
Isaac Baron us
Isaac Baron
387,200 82,200
WSOP 1X Winner
Steve Tripp ie
Steve Tripp
380,400 380,400
Horacio Chaves Cortes py
Horacio Chaves Cortes
350,300 30,300
John Hennigan us
John Hennigan
342,700 134,700
WSOP 6X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
Jeff Cox
Jeff Cox
332,800 332,800
Anders Fsellstrom
Anders Fsellstrom
328,400 328,400
Martin Hansen no
Martin Hansen
324,800 -7,200
Danny Yousefzadeh us
Danny Yousefzadeh
317,800 317,800
Taha Maluf
Taha Maluf
307,200 307,200
Raj Vohra us
Raj Vohra
306,400 21,400
WSOP 1X Winner
George Wolff us
George Wolff
305,900 305,900
Griffin Benger ca
Griffin Benger
Jonas Kronwitter at
Jonas Kronwitter
300,500 90,500
Cong Pham us
Cong Pham
298,600 23,600
Eric Tracy us
Eric Tracy
294,900 106,900
Scott Palmer us
Scott Palmer
292,600 -27,400
Matthew Leecy us
Matthew Leecy
290,700 68,700
Ali Eslami us
Ali Eslami
287,900 -2,100
WSOP 1X Winner
Farid Jattin co
Farid Jattin
281,600 281,600
Paul Richards
Paul Richards
279,000 279,000
Michael Halioua
Michael Halioua
277,000 277,000

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Pierce Slipping in the Fourth Quarter; Booth Exits

Level 10 : 600/1,200, 200 ante

As the night nears its end, Paul Pierce is down under 50,000 after a recent pot. A player opened for a raise to 3,000 in middle position, and the hijack called, as did Pierce in the small blind. Pierce checked the {q-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{8-Clubs} flop. He called 6,000 after the third player folded. Pierce check-called 7,000 more on the {2-Diamonds} turn, but snap-folded to a 6,000 bet on the {q-Spades} river.

At another table, Brad Booth's seat was empty with an open seat card on the felt.

Player Chips Progress
Paul Pierce us
Paul Pierce
49,000 -40,500
Brad Booth ca
Brad Booth

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Aron Busts Pique

Level 10 : 600/1,200, 200 ante

On a board of {4-}{3-}{2-}{6-} with over 40,000 in the middle, Michael Aron bet 38,000. Gerard Pique jammed-all-in over the top and Aron called.

Aron tabled {5-}{5-} for a straight and Pique showed {4-}{4-} for a flopped set. The river was a blank and Pique was sent to the exit.

Player Chips Progress
Michael Aron us
Michael Aron
480,000 142,000
Gerard Pique es
Gerard Pique

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Patgorski Makes a Strong Fold

Level 10 : 600/1,200, 200 ante

We didn't see the action, but Mike Halioua was all-in on a {8-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{3-Spades} flop and the player to his immediate left was also all-in. There was already a substantial amount in the pot and the action was on John Patgorski. Calling would be for the majority of his stack, but he decided against it and showed {K-}{K-}. It was a great fold, as Halioua had {A-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}. The person in the middle had {Q-Spades}{Q-Clubs} and would be eliminated after the turn {4-Diamonds} and river {2-}. Both Halioua and Patgorski will end the night with well above-average stacks barring any last minute collapses.

Player Chips Progress
Michel Halioua ca
Michel Halioua
250,000 250,000
John Patgorski us
John Patgorski
235,000 235,000

Three More Hands

Level 10 : 600/1,200, 200 ante

The tournament staff has just announced that the remaining players will play three more hands before bagging and tagging for the night. We're headed out to the field to capture any last-minute action and to compile a list of chip counts.

Stay tuned for those, as well as a full recap of the Day 2c action!

Neff Takes a Hit Late

Level 10 : 600/1,200, 200 ante

We didn't catch the action, but Peter Neff was cutting out chips to double up an opponent who had {10-Spades}{7-Spades} for a backdoor flush on a board of {j-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{k-Spades}{2-Spades}{3-Spades}. Neff's hand was already in the muck, but we heard a player at the table joking about how little equity Neff's opponent had on the flop. After Neff sent 68,800 to his right, he now sits with 384,000.

Player Chips Progress
Peter Neff us
Peter Neff
384,000 -89,000

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Baker Can't Best Eights

Level 10 : 600/1,200, 200 ante

The player under the gun limped and it folded all of the way around the table to David "ODB" Baker on the button. He raised the action to 3,200 and both of the blinds released. The original limper called and the two were heads up to the flop.

The dealer fanned {J-Clubs}{7-Spades}{Q-Diamonds} on the felt and Baker's opponent came out swinging for 4,500. Baker called and the {K-Spades} dropped down on fourth street. Both players checked and did so again after the {9-Clubs} finished off the board. Baker's opponent showed {8-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} for a pair of eights. Baker mucked his cards and watched as the pot was pushed to the opposite end of the table. Baker is now down to about 72,000 in chips.

Player Chips Progress
David "ODB" Baker us
David "ODB" Baker
72,000 46,000
WSOP 3X Winner

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