The WSOP Main Event finished flight 2ab on Tuesday. Little One for One Drop underway. Find these stories and more in the Wednesday WSOP Hit and Run.
Ongoing WSOP Main Event Action
Day 2ab finished Tuesday night with Mickey Craft (Flight A) and Lawrence Bayley (Flight B) as leaders of their respective flights with over 600,000 chips each. Kenny Hallaert, Mike Matusow, Joe Hachem and Greg Raymer are among the 1100 players from the two flights who survived the day. Jonathan Duhamel, Phil Laak and Christian Harder were not quite as lucky and busted out during the day.
The other half of the Day 1 field, Flight C, will return for Day 2c action on Wednesday at noon PT with roughly 3300 players remaining from the flight. Survivors of all three Day 2 flights (a, b and c) will return on Thursday for Day 3.
– The $1000+$111 Little One for One Drop (Event #74) also began Tuesday. This tournament gives $111 of each buy-in towards the One Drop charity, which supplies fresh water to third world countries. During 1a on Tuesday, 117 of the original 687 survived the day. Day 1b will get underway at 3 PM today while Day 1c will begin at 3 PM Thursday. All three Day 1 flights will reconvene for Day 2 at 2 PM on Friday. Michael Tureniec won the event last year with a $525,520 first place prize.
For Your Streaming Enjoyment
– The viewing schedule for the Main Event has been released, with action available to watch through PokerGo and ESPN/ESPN2 throughout the series. On Wednesday, poker fans can tune into PokerGo at 3:30 PM ET for coverage with prime time action on ESPN from 8-11 PM ET.
WSOP Quick Hitters
– The WSOP Player of the Year outcome is still very much in the air but here is who has the edge going into the Main Event: John Monnette (865.21), John Racener (853.16), Chris Ferguson (848.31), Ryan Hughes (820.71) and Raymond Henson (722.86). Other big names in the top 20 also include Daniel Negreanu in 7th (717.76), James Obst in 10th (667.48), Chris Moorman in 11th and Barry Greenstein in 15th (605.14).
– Many poker fans were disappointed to see that Phil Ivey did not enter the WSOP Main Event by the deadline. Now we could know why. On July 13th, Phil Ivey is scheduled to appear in the UK Supreme Court to appeal his well-publicized edge-sorting case where the Crockfords Casino withheld more then £7.8 million from a Punto Banco session in August 2012.
– Grinderschool classic poker training video of the day is a look at 50NL full ring games. This episode is Part 4 of a 8 part series on Mastering No Limit Hold’em Cash Games.