Event 61: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event
Event 61: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event
Day 2ab completed

Baumann Leads Charge to Day 3, Under 900 Survivors from Day 2a/b

• Level 10: 600-1,200, 200 ante
Gaelle Baumann leads the field with half a million chips.
Gaelle Baumann leads the field with half a million chips.

The first of two Day 2 fields of Event 61, $10,000 Main Event, of the World Series of Poker have finished play for the day. The combined Day 1a field (657) and Day 1b (1,387) field combined was 2,044 and after five levels under 900 players remain. Leading them all is Gaelle Baumann with 505,800.

Also at the top of the counts are Mark Demirdjian (499,990), Shaun Deeb (460,900), Gerard Lubas (449,500), Kevin Davis (394,000), Vanessa Selbst (350,400), Jason Somerville (332,700) and Daniel Negreanu (277,200). Five former WSOP ME that survived the day: Pius Heinz, Peter Eastgate, Jerry Yang, Robert Varkonyi and Dan Harrington.

A laundry list of notables still remain in the field, including; David Diaz, Eugene Katchalov, Maria Ho, Gavin Smith, Katie Dozier, Bernard Lee, Amnon Filippi, Dani Stern, Mike McDonald, Taylor Paur, Sammy Farha, Brock Parker, Jackie Glazier, David Pham, Gabe Kaplan, Kevin Pollak, Brian Hastings, Eric Baldwin and Faraz Jaka to name a few.

Unable to survive the day were Justin Bonomo, Tony Dunst, Darvin Moon, Bryan Devonshire, David Williams, Mike Sexton Erik Seidel, Brian Rast, Isaac Haxton, Chad Brown, Jeffrey Lisandro, Mike Matusow, Martin Staszko, Scott Seiver and the legendary Billy Baxter.

The Day 1a and 1b fields were kept separate throughout play. Day 1a players were confined to the Amazon Room in the Orange and Purple Sections. By the end of player only two tables remained in the Orange Section.

The Day 1b field was quite a bit larger. They were spread across the Brasilia and Pavilion Rooms. The Pavilion Room was empty shortly after dinner and almost the whole Red Section was broken in the Brasilia Room.

William John began play as the far and away chip leader when he returned with 266,700. He lost a large pot to begin the day to Mark Demirdjian and steadily bled chips throughout the day. His day ended shortly after returning from dinner when he held got all in on a ten-high flop holding {A-} {K-}. Demirdjian flopped a set of tens and turned a full house to eliminate John.

Maria Ho had a successful Day 2 and even stopped to talk to our lovely Lynn Gilmartin. In one hand Ho opened and was three-bet to 6,000. She called and the flop came {J-Spades} {A-Clubs} {3-Diamonds}. Ho check-called 8,000 and the turn came {7-Diamonds}. Both players checked and the river came {8-Spades}. Ho bet 14,000, got a call and tabled {A-Hearts} {Q-Hearts}. Her opponent flashed pocket kings and she was near 200,000.

Day 2c kicks off tomorrow at 12:00 PM PST and will have the survivors from Day 1c. The surviving players will finally condense into one field on Day 3, starting on Thursday at noon. Follow all the WSOP Main Event action live on PokerNews.

Now we'll leave you with some of Lynn Gilmartin's visual highlights from throughout the day:

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

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Gaelle Baumann fr 505,800
Mark Demirdjian lb 499,900
Shaun Deeb us 460,900 115,900
Gerardo Lubas ph 449,500 283,675
Kevin Davis us 394,800
Jan Kasten 391,800
Taylor Paur us 391,600
Matt Woodward us 381,000 232,000
Jacob Schindler us 371,600
Julio de la Rosa 350,700
Vanessa Selbst us 350,400 180,400
Jeff Beckley 347,700 187,700
John Hoang 346,000 152,000
Nghi Van Tran us 345,200
Christopher Kolla 344,600 114,600
David Diaz us 337,900 271,900
Jason Somerville us 332,700 162,700
Eugene Katchalov ua 330,900 233,100
Jeffrey Finkelstein 328,900
Scott Anderson 325,800
Joseph Alban 324,800
Ronny Kaiser ch 319,600 79,600
Zachary Hall 313,200
Brian Meinders us 311,200
Gwennael Grandmougin 311,100

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End-of-Day Counts from the Brasilia Room

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Gaelle Baumann 505,800 45,800
Shaun Deeb us 460,900 20,900
Julio de la Rosa 350,700
Vanessa Selbst us 350,400 38,400
Jeff Beckley 347,700 17,700
John Huang 346,000
Nghi Van Tran us 345,200 47,200
David Diaz us 337,900 32,900
Jason Somerville us 332,700 5,700
Eugene Katchalov ua 330,900 60,900
Jeffrey Finkelstein 328,900
Suzie Zhao 304,200
Gavin Smith us 279,100 39,100
Daniel Negreanu ca 277,200 -34,800
Ercan Olgun 266,100
Adam Johnson 259,900
Maria Ho us 198,500 -6,500
Bernard Lee 190,500 -29,500
Robert Peltekci 186,300 1,300
Andrew Lichtenberger us 156,500 23,500
Lee Childs 151,900 -8,100
Jerry Yang 149,600 8,600
Sammy Farha 149,600 -38,400
Peter Eastgate 144,800 48,300
Gabe Kaplan 141,500 -15,500

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Various End-of-Day-2a Chip Counts

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Mark Demirdjian 499,900 44,900
Gerard Lubas 449,500
Kevin Davis 394,000 -800
Jan Kasten 391,800
Taylor Paur 391,600 1,600
Ronny Kaiser ch 379,600 139,600
Christopher Kolla 344,500 -500
Zachary Hall 313,200
Brian Meinders us 311,200 -3,800
Vitas James 300,400
James Cain 271,600
Heinz Kamutzki 268,400
Kennii Nguyen 268,000 113,000
Joseph Rahme 259,100 9,100
Kristijonas Andrulis 248,500 78,500
Roger Jensen 230,400
Dusti Smith 229,200
Brock Parker us 218,000 172,000
Daniel Strelitz 190,400 -19,600
Eric Baldwin us 182,600 77,600
Joseph Hunter 177,100 131,100
Matt Wood 163,600 110,600
Jackie Glazier 150,000 -12,000
Roberto Luongo 142,400 94,400
Faraz Jaka us 139,500 41,500

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Davis Doubles Big In Last Hand of the Night

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In the last hand at their table, action folded around to Terry Grimes on the button. He looked down at his cards and said, "Let's get this over with," before moving all in for well over 200,000. The small blind got out of the way, but Kevin Davis called off for nearly 200,000 from the big blind.

Showdown

Grimes{A-}{K-}
Davis{A-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}

Grimes was no doubt kicking himself after discovering he'd run into the granddaddy of all hands. The board ran out {Q-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{A-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} and Davis, clearly rattled on the hand, doubled to 394,800 on the last hand of the night.

Kevin Davis 394,800

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Haxton Gone on Last Hand

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We were just over at Isaac Haxton's table and noticed that Isaac Haxton was standing by the table and was the only player not bagging any chips. Karina Jett was kind enough to fill us in, letting us know that Haxton held {a-Spades}{q-Spades} on a {a-Clubs}{2-Spades}{k-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{7-Clubs} and got all his chips in on the river against Bryan Vanrijsbergen. Unfortunately for Haxton, Vanrijsbergen held {a-Hearts}{a-Diamonds} and that was the end of the line for Haxton

Isaac Haxton us Busted

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Boeree Ships

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Liv Boeree fired 7,500 with the board reading {5-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}. Her opponent raised to 21,000, and Boeree moved in for an additional 43,900.

Boeree's opponent tanked for the better part of four minutes, asking Boeree a myriad of questions. She didn't respond to any of them, rather she sat silently, staring at one spot on the felt.

The player eventually found a fold, and Boeree quietly raked in the pot.

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Timely End-of-Night Triple for Lindley

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Christina Lindley just tripled up in a three-way all in. She had pocket queens against one opponent's ace-king and another's pocket kings. A queen on the turn and a board pair on the river finished Lindley with a full house to give her the win and the triple to 65,000 in chips.

Christina Lindley 65,000 39,000

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Five More in the Brasilia Room

[user68268] • Level 10: 600-1,200, 200 ante

With the clock paused at 10 minutes, the tournament staff has just announced that five more hands will be played in the Brasilia Room before the players bag and tag for the night.