Australian And New Zealand Players At Day 2C of WSOP Main Event
Posted at 09:00 2012-07-13 by Barry Gallagher
The last day of split fields at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event is in the books as 2,300 players returned to the Rio to play Day 2C. The next time the 911 survivor’s return they will join up with yesterday’s 842 remaining players to play together for the first time as the tournament enters its latter stages.
We had 19 players from either Australia or New Zealand to rail today but there was epic cull at the end of the five levels of play as only 5 were left. Australian sporting legend Shane Warne is out to prove he can excel on the poker felt and a deep run in the main event would go a long way to giving him credibility. Warne’s biggest result to date is a AUD$40,000 score for finishing 3rd at the AUD$10,000 buy-in High Stakes Event at the 2010 Victorian Poker Championships at the Crown Casino. He had a rollercoaster of a day and tweeted:
warne888 Shane WarneJust broke our table before the last 2 hour session, such a horror..July 12, 2012
warne888 Shane WarneSteaming me, down to 95,000 in chips...July 12, 2012
Warne didn’t get unlucky and managed to chip back up to 141,000 chips good enough for 260th place on the day.
New Zealand player John Harman was best of the rest as bagged up 120,400 to leave him with some room to manoeuvre going forward. Another player with a date with Day 3 is Robert Spano (63,900), he began the day with a below starting stack chip count and grinded hard to stay in as he hopes to add a Las Vegas cash to his three live Australian scores so far this year. Aussies Kelvin Beattie (48,300) and Paul Birman (31,000) are both still in but have some work to do if they want to survive deeper into this tournament.
Some of the big names to bust out today included Doyle Brunson, Phil Ivey, Viktor “Isildur1” Blom and Gus Hansen. Adam Cusenza began the day with 66,600 chips but the Autumn Classic winner at Adelaide in May failed to make them count and his WSOP is over. Also left with zero chips were the likes of well know Martin Rowe and Rayan Nathan who previously cashed in the Main Event.
The chip leader at the end of today’s play is American Michael Hack with 457,000 chips. Some of the household names with impressive stacks include Poker Triple Crown Holder Jake Cody, WSOP 2011 Player of the Year Ben Lamb, One Drop Winner Antonio Esfandiari and Poker Icon Johnny Chan. Things really get interesting tomorrow as Day 3 begins and all the remaining players play together for the first time.
We will continue to rail the remaining Australian and New Zealand players with interest so stay right here on PokerNetwork for continuing coverage on the tournament.
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