Survive and advance. The Main Event continued at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas. The final stage of Day 2 played out their flight. Day 2C started with nearly 3,300 players who survived the opening flight on Day 1C.
The exact number is fuzzy but approximately 2,600 players will return on Day 3, where all three flights will officially combine into one.
A handful of ex-champs are still alive including... Johnny Mofo Chan, Scotty Nguyen, Carlos Mortensen, and Joe Cada. Could they pull off a second Main Event? It's still way too early to tell, but they survived and advanced.
Also still left in the hunt... Gavin Smith, Brian Rast, Cate Hall, Felipe Ramos, Jake Cody, Dominik Nitsche, Jason Mercier, Natasha Mercier, JP Kelly, Remi Castaignon, Kathy Liebert, JJ Lui, Mustapha Kanit, Tom Cannuli, Ashton Griffin, Andre Akkari, Minh Ly, David The Dragin Pham, Chino Rheem, Davidi Kitai, Joe Cheong, James Obst, Marcel Luske, Allen Cunningham, Mike Wattel, Kristen Bicknell, ODB, Robert Mizrachi, Brandon Shack-Harris, Kitty Kuo, and Ian Johns.
Several former Main Event champs busted on Day 2C, including Phil Hellmuth, Joe McKeehen, Ryan Reiss, and Jesus Ferguson.
Fan favorites who hit the bricks on Day 2C included Daniel Negreanu, Men the Master, Antonio Esfandiari, Maria Ho, Elky, Gus Hansen, JC Tran, Haralabos Voulgaris, and everyone's favorite chatterbox Will Kassouf.
Event #73 $10,000 NL MAIN EVENT CHAMPIONSHIP - Day 2C Results
When Day 2C concluded, Artan Dedusha from the U.K. bagged up the big stack. And only 5 other players held 500K or more. Among that group was pro Ryan Hughes, who has had a spectacular 2017 WSOP with more cashes than I can count. France's Remi Castaignon bagged up at least 420K.
The final leg of Day 2C featured a lot of big names busting out. Jesus Ferguson, one of the more controversial figures at the 2017 WSOP, busted on Day 2C much to the delight of online poker players everywhere. Jesus Ferguson is near the top of the POY leaderboard and only has one more event remaining to have an outside shot at picking off John Monnette.
Meanwhile, several other notable names busted out on Day 2C. Their WSOP Main Event has officially come to an end. Among those who hit the rail Dario Minieri, Matt Berkey, Ted Lawson, Theo Tran, Kristy Arnett, Ryan Laplante, The Grinder, Phil Hellmuth, Galen Hall, Leo Margets, Neil Channing, Griffin Benger, Eric Baldwin, Jamie Kersetter, Jack Shea, Annette Obrestad, E-Tay, Federico Butteroni, Alex Luneau, Kevin Martin, Jeff Gros, Shawn Buchanan, Gus Hansen, Paul Volpe, Chance Kornuth, Chainsaw Kessler, Adam Schwartz, and Haralabos Voulgaris.
Other noteworthy names who advanced to Day 3 included... Bernard Lee, David Benyamine, Fatima de Melo, Gordan Vayo, Jesus Sanchez, Joe Serock, Jared Jaffee, Seth Davies, Matthias De Meulder, Victor Choupeaux, Ivan Luca, Yorane Kerignard, Nick Maimone, Paul Wasicka, Darryll Fish, Jason Koon, Jeff Hakim, Andrey Pateychuk, Ike Haxton, Tim West, John O'Shea, Garry Gates, Loni Harwood, Aditya Agarwal, Matt Affleck, Ben Pollack, Bruce Yockey, Rep Porter, Fernando Pons, Jean Montury, Perry Friedman, Dykan Wilkerson, John Myung, Max Greenwood, Nam Le, Mike Leah, Harrison Gimbel, Dylan Linde, Dario Sammartino, Adrien Allain, Zo Karim, Eonan Monfort, Jason Wheeler, Jackie Glazer, Matt Stout, Dutch Boyd, Ami Baer, Bruno Fitoussi, and Stacy Matuson.