Selbst and Negreanu amongst Main Event chip leaders
Monday, 9 July 2012
The field for the second opening flight of the WSOP 2012 Main Event was almost double that of Day 1A with 2,114 players finding the $10k entry. John Hoang, with 180,000 chips, had amassed the biggest stack by the close of play with some very big names close behind.
Two-time WSOP bracelet winner Vanessa Selbst closed the day third on the leader board on 168,350 after doubling up on the last hand of the day with aces against kings. Also riding high at the end of Day 1B were Jason Somerville in eighth on 144,725 and Daniel Negreanu, one place further back in ninth with 140,075.
Other notables coming back for Day 2 include Shaun Deeb 125,900, Sammy Farha 118,500, Dan Harrington 83,750, Jerry Yang 71,750 and Barry Greenstein 60,825. British survivors included Barny Boatman 74,000, Neil Channing 60,000, James Akenhead 46,000, Liv Boeree 40,500, Vicky Coren 38,000, Craig McCorkell 36,000 and Roland de Wolfe 30,000.
Tom Dwan's Main Event was a brief one, lasting just two levels. Other big names to hit the rail overnight included Carlos Mortensen, Scotty Nguyen, ElkY and Greg Raymer.
With over 3,000 players having played the opening two flights and a bumper field expected for Day 1C a7,000-runner field is a distinct possibility.
The chip leaders at the end of Day 1B were as follows:
1. John Hoang – 180,000
2. James Schafer-171,250
3. Vanessa Selbst -168,350
4. Jeff Beckley-158,550
5. Matt Woodward -158,500
6. Nelius Foley - 146,875
7. Shawn Quillin – 146,350
8. Jason Somerville - 144,725
9. Daniel Negreanu -140,075
10. Guang Pu Lin -135,700