The last of the starter flights is complete, from now on the fields combine
Day 2C at the World Series of Poker is in the books, with more previous champions falling but many formidable players still in contention.
Former champions Jamie Gold, Robert Varkonye, Huck Seed and Peter Eastgate are all out of the competition as the starting field of 2,765 was whittled down to just 1,770 going forward to Day 3, when all the started flight survivors combine in one big field.
Others who will not be participating further this year include Phil Ivey, Bertrand Grospellier, Anthony Zinno and Michael Mizrachi.
When the floor directors wrapped up Thursday's contest David Jackson was leading with a healthy 408,000 stack… but that's way behind the 603,500 accumulated by Amar Anand in an earlier flight (see previous InfoPowa report).
There are still many powerful players with decent stacks set for the tables on Day 3, including Scotty Nguyen, Joe Hachem, Phil Hellmuth, Ryan Riess, Daniel Negreanu, Kevin Mathers, Daniel Alaei, JC Tran, Matt Glantz and the youthful WSOP Europe and EPT Grand Final champ, Adrian Mateos.
WSOP officials have provided some impressive statistics for this year's tournament:
$228,387,514 taken in buy-ins (2014 WSOP – $256 million)
$18,335,129 – All tournament fees and One Drop donations
103,511 – Number of entrants for all WSOP tournaments this year.
22,374 – Number of players in The Colossus event.
3,963 – Number of players for day 1C — biggest starting day ever for a WSOP main event.
319 – Number of cashes greater than $100,000 (includes 63 six-figure-cashes in the Main Event)
113 – Number of cashes Phil Hellmuth made at the WSOP in his career, five of them this year.
94 – Age of the oldest main event player, US Navy retiree William Wachter (see previous InfoPowa report).
51 – Number of WSOP tournaments with more than $1 million prize pools.
19 – Number of players that won (or will win) at least $1 million dollars (including the November Niners)
14 – Number of Bracelets Phil Hellmuth has won in his career so far, one of them this year.
2 – Number of players that won two bracelets this year: Brian Hastings and Max Pescatori.
1 – Number of open bracelet events won by a woman — Carol Fuchs won the $1,500 dealers choice tourney.
Online Casino News Courtesy of Infopowa