The last of the two Day 2s is now in the books. A total of 1,807 survivors of Day 1C, 1E, and 1F flights returned for Day 2CEF and only 915 of those players progressed to Day 3. The late registration was open for the first two levels but not many players registered. The final count touched 1,810 entries after late registration closed, taking the Main Event field to a whopping 6,650 entries that resulted in a $62,011,250 prize pool, which will be shared by 1,000 players, with a min-cash worth $15,000.
Headlining the list of survivors from Day 2CEF was Conrad De Armas (744,000 chips), with Adam Walton (673,100), Keyu Qu (664,900), Daniel Lowery (625,200), Matt Glantz (580,000), and Artan Dedusha (577,100) being the other big stacks. Keith Lehr (382,100), Christian Pham (360,000), James Calderaro (343,100), & Robert Mitchell (327,000) were the other notables to qualify from Day 2CEF.
There were seven former WSOP Main Event champions in the field but the man who stole the show was the 2003 WSOP Main Event winner Chris Moneymaker, who had started the poker boom. He took his seat on DayCEF with a little over thirty big blinds and chipped up nicely to end the day as one of the top stacks, bagging the 11th largest stack among the survivors – 531,600 chips.
In total, six Indians qualifying through Day 1E and 1F returned for Day 2CEF and they included Kalyan Chakravarthy (156,600), Kunal Punjwani (149,500), Yudhishter Jaswal (85,000), Muskan Sethi (84,700), Ankit Ahuja (75,500), and Siddharth Karia (39,500). Himmat Singh late registered on Day 2CEF and bagged 93,100. Ankit Ahuja was the only Indian among them who failed to make it through to Day 3.
Among the six Indians into Day 3, Kalyan Chakravarthy (268,500) bagged the most massive stack. Kunal Punjwani (195,600), the husband-wife duo of Yudhishter Jaswal (107,900) & Muskan Sethi (95,000), Siddharth Karia (63,600), and Himmat Singh (51,900) were the other qualifiers.
These six players will now be joining the Day 2ABD qualifiers – Abhinav Iyer (410,900), Aditya Agarwal (217,000), Vidur Sethi (183,400), Shashank Jain (103,600) & Nipun Java (50,100) on Day 3 on Thursday. That means Day 3 will have 10 Indian players competing for the Main Event title.
Survivors from Day 2CEF will join the 1,440 qualifiers from Day 2ABD for Day 3 at 11 AM (local time) on Thursday.
Day 2CEF Top 10 Chip Counts:
- Conrad De Armas – 744,000
- Adam Walton – 673,100
- Keyu Qu – 664,900
- Cameron Mitchel – 642,000
- Daniel Lowery – 625,600
- Jorge Arriola – 594,200
- Matt Glantz – 580,000
- Artan Dedusha – 577,100
- Aristeidis Moschonas – 555,400
- Daniel Soltys – 540,700