WSOPE Main Event Day 1b - level two begins

WSOPE Main Event Day 1b - level two begins

Friday, 24 September 2010

There is still about an hour and forty minutes for latecomers to show up here at The Empire for the World Series of Poker Main Event but as we go on our first break of the day we have had 180 registered for a total of 325 players so far. There is still 97 minutes to enter if you have £10,300 going.

David Benyamine is our chip leader heading into the first break with more than 70,000 in front of him. According to PokerNews (we were upstairs gawking at Tom Dwan, sorry) he turned a straight against a set of tens to achieve a huge double up. Andrew Pantling, Carlos Mortenson and Eli Elezra have also added more than 10,000 to their totals since play began at noon.

Juha Helppi and William Molson have taken early hits; both their stacks are below the 18,000 mark but with five more ninety-minute levels to play they are still in with as good a chance as anyone. Except Phil Ivey. He looks to have about 35,000 but we mean that just because he’s Phil Ivey.

Neil Channing we caught bemoaning that he is the oldest player at his table, but he’s putting up a fight for the old guard by chipping up a few big blinds and ending the level with more than he began it; more than can be said for Tom “durrrr” Dwan, James Akenhead or Liv Boeree who have all lost a few hundred or thousand.

Play resumes in just a few minutes with blinds at 100/200.

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