Deeb and Selbst head charge to Day 3
Wednesday, 11 July 2012
The 2012 World Series of Poker has been a good one for female players with a number of bracelets and plenty of deep runs from the sisterhood. That trend continued overnight with Gaelle Baumann heading the Main Event field at the end of Day 2AB.
The Frenchwoman was one of 842 of the 2,144 starters who survived the day and was the only one to make it past the half a million chip mark. Mademoiselle Baumann will return with 505,800 followed closely by Mark Demirdjian on 499,900.
Big names pros are well represented in the upper echelons of the chip counts with Shaun Deeb lying in third on 460,900 and Vanessa Selbst tenth on 350,400. Other notables riding high include Gavin Smith (279,100), Daniel Negreanu (277,200), Maria Ho (198,500), Dani Stern (194,000) and Sammy Farha (149,600) and many more.
Former Main Event winners still in contention for the $8.5m first prize include Jerry Yang, Peter Eastgate, Dan Harrington, Robert Varkonyi and defending champ Pius Heinz all back for Day 3.
$3k Shootout winner Craig McCorkell (230,100) heads the UK challenge with other notables names making it through including former England striker Teddy Sheringham (190,000), Barny Boatman (162,000), Rhys Jones (144,000) and Liv Boeree (104,300).
Neil Channing's quest for an elusive first bracelet ended on Day 2AB with the likes of Erik Seidel, Mike Matusow, Darvin Moon, Ike Haxton, Toby Lewis, John Eames and Sky Poker's Redmond Lee also hitting the rail.
The Day 2C action resumes at 8pm UK time with Phil Ivey, Doyle Brunson and Viktor Blom returning to the tables.