Wednesday, July 8, 2009 | 1:17 a.m.
- Oldest player exits World Series of Poker(7-7-2009)
- Hundreds of poker players turned away from main event(7-6-2009)
- Poker pro Annie Duke doesn’t like her nickname (7-1-2009)
- Bach pulls out marathon HORSE victory (7-1-2009)
- Poker’s HORSE a serious game (6-26-2009)
- Mike Caro: 'Mad genius' of poker (6-19-2009)
- WSOP props odds offer insight into tournament (6-12-2009)
- Behind the scenes, tournament has stable of 850 dealers (6-6-2009)
After more than 12 hours of play, only 630 of the 1,476 initial players survived day 2A of the World Series of Poker $10,000 buy-in No-Limit Texas Hold 'em main event.
The unofficial chip leaders heading into Day 3 on Friday are:
1. Eric Cloutier - 384,000
2. Ed Perry - 370,000
3. Brandon Demes - 369,800
4. Jamie Brown - 360,000
5. Kyle Wilson - 335,000
6. Samer Rahman - 314,000
7. Greg 'FBT' Mueller - 311,000
8. Andrew Gaw - 305,000
9. Mike Bisutti - 290,000
10. Rick Darabino - 290,000
Other notable players who staved off elimination are Mike Sexton (170,000), Chris Ferguson (155,000), Thor Hansen (141,000), Christian Dragomir (129,000), Greg Raymer (118,000), Jason Alexander (73,000), Sam Farha (66,000) and Erik Seidel (55,000).
Day 2A also led to an early exit for many top pros including Johnny Chan, Gavin Smith, Amarillo Slim Preston, Mike Matusow, Dewey Tomko, Gus Hansen, Sandra Naujoks, Phil Laak, Jennifer Tilley and Barry Greenstein. Television actor Brad Garrett also busted out.
Day 2B starts at noon Wednesday with a field of nearly 2,800 players.