Thursday, 11 July 2013
The final Day 2 of this year’s WSOP has come to a close and it is Mark Kroon in the lead.
After watching yesterday’s action leave 800 survivors still in line for the $8,359,531 top prize, today’s final cohort of contestants returned to the felt for ten levels of poker.Starting with 2,306 players, Day 2C saw a slew of pros hit the rail as a procession of aspiring amateurs rumbled through the Rio with their eyes on the poker world’s most coveted title.While the likes of Sam Trickett, Tom ‘durrrr’ Dwan, Matt Perrins and Jamie Gold hit the rail, Kroon and Dirk Van Luijk were making an assault on the overall chip counts.Also making it through to Day 3 with a healthy stack was a selection of poker luminaries including Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier, Stephen Chidwick, Phil Ivey and Michael Mizrachi. By the close of the session elbow room was at less of a premium as the field had shrunk to just over 1,000.Day 3 will bring together the three surviving groups for the first time as they move a step closer to the money and the WSOP main event title.
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