Selbst Tops Field on Day 2 of Event 2 at WSOP
So the World Series of Poker is finally here, meaning we can all stop counting the days and instead start counting the money that players are winning. The first proper event of the series was Event #2, simply because Event #1 was for the employees and not the players.
This event had a $25k buy-in and was played in the No Limit Hold’em format. It will last for four days with the structure changing on each of them. The first day today saw the players play on full tables of nine, whilst this will change to 6 handed tables, 4 handed tables and finally heads up tables throughout the next few days.
Vanessa Selbst is looking to claim her third WSOP bracelet in this event and she made an excellent start by finishing Day 1 as the chip leader. Her stack of 562,800 now puts her in the hot seat for Day 2 against the other 64 survivors.
She was joined into Day 2 by Phil Ivey, Jason Mercier and Phil Hellmuth whilst some big names such as Dan Smith and Marvin Rettenmeier fell out of the event.
The buy-in means that only the world’s top players are likely to be able to afford the event, which is why almost everyone in the field is a well known name on the poker circuit. Each of them will be hoping to secure a big payout of $871,148 for winning this event and getting their 2014 World Series of Poker off to a flying start.
This is just Day 1 of the WSOP with there being around another 45 to get through. Those six weeks are sure going to be full of high quality action and this could be the best series in years. We certainly think it could be, especially due to the high amount of additional players that have swept into Las Vegas this time around.
Who The Leaders Are
1.) Vanessa Selbst – 562,800
2.) Brian Rast – 557,400
3.) Michael Mizrachi – 399,300
4.) Jason Mo – 380,000
5.) Fabrice Touil – 327,600
6.) Dan Cates – 317,500
7.) JC Tran – 290,000
8.) Ravi Raghavan – 275,000
9.) Stephen Chidwick – 270,600
10.) John Juanda – 264,800
Top Five Payouts
1st — $871,148
2nd — $538,308
3rd — $290,622
4th — $290,622
5th — $171,461
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