Day 2C of the Main Event is a bye day for Flights A and B. Survivors from all Day 2s come together Saturday for Day 3. Day 2C starts Friday at 11am, levels remain at 2 hours each, five levels are played, and the first level is 300-600 with a 100 ante. NOTE: This is not a complete list of players, there are 77 PNW players in 2C.
Flight C (3,480 players; median stack=59,500)
Right off the bat, the name that jumps out from Jacki Burkhart‘s table is Mukul Pahuja, who has more than $5M in recorded tournament earnings. Brazilian Nicolau Villa Lobos has more than $1.2M, with half of that from 2nd place in a WSOP Europe High Roller. Table chip leader Anthony Reategui has $1.6M in earnings, including two final tables so far this summer (both of the Shootout events) and a bracelet in the 2005 $1500 Shootout. Florens Feenstra has cashed for more than a million, mostly at home in the Netherlands (he won WPT Amsterdam in April).
Liz Tedder‘s table isn’t quite as star-studded. Billy Pilossoph does have about million earned, including a 5th place in a WPT World Championship a decade ago.
Back when I was virtually railing my old programming colleague Tomer Berda after he won his WSOP bracelet in 2010, I started to put together reports on his table draws for him, his friends, and family in the hours he was sleeping. Tomer probably didn’t need them, but I like to think they sometimes came in useful, and for non-poker followers or poker folks who just didn’t want to do their own research, it was a lot easier to put things into context. I don’t have nearly enough time this morning to do that for all the folks I’d like to today, but here are some of my fave people playing the Main Event today.
Day 2AB of the Main Event is actually two different tournaments. Flights A and B do not merge until Day 3 (when Flight C also merges with them. They start at 11am, levels remain at 2 hours each, five levels are played, and the first level is 300-600 with a 100 ante. NOTE: This is not a complete list of players, there are 21 PNW players in 2A and 54 in 2B.
Flight A (659 players; median stack=62,600)
Somehow Steve Chanthabouasy, Seth Davies, and Paul Quiring all ended up at the same table. Watch out for each other!
Flight B (1,794 players; median stack=58,000)