Moving Day at the WSOP Main Event. Hellmuth and Negreanu survive. GVC closing in on bwin.party acquisition. And more.

WSOP roundup

Event #68: WSOP Main Event Day 2c: Updates

The day started with 2,747 players and ended with 1,142. Those players will now join the 654 survivors from Days 2a and 2b as the WSOP Main Event field is combined for the first time on Friday.

With 1,000 players making the money the bubble should burst well before the closing bell on Friday.

Some of the better known players who’ll be taking big stacks into Day 3 are Matt Glantz, Ryan Riess, David Kitai, Brian Hastings, Jake Cody, Vivek Rajkumar, and Shane Warne.

Both Daniel Negreanu and Phil Hellmuth will be in action on Friday as well.

Starting Today:

The Main Event! Day 3.

WSOP Quick Hitters

It took a declaration of war on the rest of the table late in Day 2c, but Phil Hellmuth survived the cut down day and will return to the Rio on Friday for Day 3 of the 2015 WSOP Main Event. With 90k chips the Poker Brat has quite a bit of work to do to add to his legacy.

Jamie Gold claims a recommitment to poker is behind his recent success.

Who will take the WSOP Player of the Year lead over to Berlin? According to PTP’s Alex Weldon, Mike Gorodinsky is close to a lock.

Which athletes’ jerseys are best represented at the WSOP? Poker Listings decided to find out.

Non-WSOP Quick Hitters

Trump Plaza will likely remain gambling-free for the next decade as Judge Kevin Gross approved deed restrictions on the property.

Peter Eastgate has fallen out of love with poker… again.

GVC with the help of Amaya appears to be poised to take over bwin.party. How bwin.party will be split up is unknown (assuming the deal goes through), but bwin.party’s U.S. assets are likely high value targets for Amaya.

In today’s edition of politicians trying to control things they know nothing about we have Lindsey Graham (a presidential hopeful mind you), a man trying to ban online gambling, asked by GamblingCompliance if he thinks Internet gambling is linked to cyber crime. His answer: “Could be. That’s what I want to find out, and that would be a good reason to have the hearing.”