Saturday July 7, 2018 at 4:16 pm
Breaking News

Around 3,480 players started Day 2C of the WSOP Main Event and after five levels of play, only 1,655 players will advance to Day 3. Ignacio Sanchez ended Day 2C with a monster stack in excess of 627,200. Sanchez is the overall leader heading into Day 3 on Saturday when all three opening flights will combine into one field.

Another day, another 50% gone. The third installment of Day 2 included all of the surviving players from Day 1C. By the time Day 2C ended, only 1,655 players were left standing out of 3,480 initial starters. The lucky ones who bagged up chips at the end of Day 2C will join the survivors from Day 2A/2B on Saturday. The top 1,182 places get paid out in the Main Event and the remaining field took one giant leap forward.

Phil Ivey, Phil Hellmuth, Chino Rheem, and Davidi Kitai are among the big names who advanced to Day 3.

Event #65 $10,000 NL Main Event - Day 2C Results

Pic courtesy of Winamax

The 2018 WSOP Main Event continued with the third and final round of Day 2. On Friday, players who survived the cut on Day 1C returned to action for Day 2C festivities. As expected, half of the field was liquidated in only 5 levels of play, or 10 total hours of game-time action.

Out of the 3,480 players who survived the largest flight in WSOP history, only 1,655 players still have their dreams alive. These fortunate souls return to the Rio on Saturday to play in a combined field with players from Day 2A/2B. Although 2A and 2B were played on the same day, the fields were separated and 2A played in a different room compared to 2B. All three opening flights and their respective Day 2s will join together for one unified field for Day 3. Ooooooh, that's when thing really get juicy.

We currently have approximately 2,786 players remaining in Event #65 $10,000 NL Main Event. Only the top 1,182 players get paid out. The money bubble should pop early on Sunday a.k.a Day 4, but you can anticipate lots of crazy action on Day 3, otherwise known as moving day at the WSOP. Either you're gonna fly back home on Sunday, or you're extending your stay a few more days.

The Phils attracted the most attention in the Rio. Phil Ivey is quiet and you'll barely hear a peep out of him. While everyone knows where the Poker Brat is sitting at all times. If he's not bringing the attention to himself, there's a huge rail gawking at Hellmuth and awaiting for a blowup of Hellmuthian proportions.

At the end of Day 2C, Phil Ivey had a big stack. One of the biggest in the Rio. He bagged up 11th overall or 434K.

Ignacio Sanchez bagged the overall lead for Day 2C and the overall Main Event chip lead with 627K. France's Eric Sfez is second overall with 552K. Rounding out the Top 5 are another Frenchman and two Canadians: Matt Klapstein, Victor Choupeauz, and Colleen Yamagishi.

Among the notable and familiar names who advanced to Day 3 included... Phil Ivey, Chino Rheem, Phil Hellmuth, Cory Albertson, Vi Do, Shane Schleger, Tobby Ziegler, Brett Murray, Steve Song, Daniel Ospina, Damian Salas, Avi Cohen, Yang Xhang, Alex Reard, Patrik Antonius, Johannes Becker, Johnny Bax, Xuan Liu, Dustin Fox, Dan Heimiller, Josh Jackson, Shawn Buchanan, Nick Maimone, Loni Harwood, Steffan Sontheimer, Eugene Katchalov, Jim Collopy, Curt Kohlberg, Barry Greenstein, Keith Lehr, James Obst, Steve Billirakis, Sylvain Loosli, Adam Geyer, Pat Mahoney, Porter Lambert, Chris Moorman, Mike Takayama, Alessio Isaia, Dong Kim, Did Not Report, Jesse Sylvia, Liv Boeree, Ryan Laplante, Stephan Ma, Paul Vacchio, Seth Foster, Matt Smith, Ilya Trincher, Leif Force, Richard Lee, Taylor Black, Tex Barch, Dean Hamrick, Cate Hall, Eric Hershler, Sean Winter, Yong Wang, Fatima de Melo, Minh Nguyen, Andrea Klein, Pablo Mariz, Billy Pappas, Uri Reichenstein, Taylor Paur, Todd Brunson, Ralph Perry, Federico Butteroni, Markuu Koplimma, David To, Gregg Merkow, Theo Tran, Jessica Dawley, Chris Wood, Martijn Gerrits, Thomas Ross, John Smith, Jason Daly, Kai Cai, Ivan Demidov, Eoghan O'Dea, Brandon Shack-Harris, Aditya Agarwal, Bob Ash, Manig Loeser, Richie Pyne, Yu Shen, Ben Jackson, Alex Difelice, Martin Malone, Dan Smith, Mark Mazza, Jennifer Shahade, Kelvin Gates, Vlad Darie, Peter Eichhardt, Martin Kozlov, Tyler Patterson, Nam Le, Ed Ho, Scott Hill, Luiz Ferreira, James Ankenhead, Shannon Shorr, Thomas Boivin, Gene Todd Bro, Victor Figueroa, Joe Cada, Roland Israelashvili, Pat Moore, Tony Spinella, Randy Holland, Tom Koral, Kane Brett Richey, Kelly Kim, Mike Ruane, Alex Queen, Jamie Kerstetter, Ying Fu, Steve Gross, Jake Cody, Jeff Hakim, William Kassouf, Rob Peacock, Ian Johns, Chainsaw Kessler, Justin Pechie, Tom Cannuli, Jean Gapard, Davidi Kitai, Mike Amato, Mike McDonald, Cyndy Violette, and Parker Talbot.

French/Belgian players still alive and in the hunt: Davidi Kitai, Eric Sfez, Victor Choupeaux, Samuel Touil, Romain "Le-Capitaine", Laurent Polito, Christopher Chaudey, Alexandre Reard, Anthony Kazgandjian, Jeremy Saderne, Florian Ribouchon, Sylvain Loosli, Johann Schmitt, Timothée Scotti, Antoine Labat, Pierre-Guy Gentil, Thomas Cazayous, Clement Genon, Manuel Bevand, Martial Blangenwitsch, Serge Chechin, Antonin Teisseire, Joseph Teanotoga, Patrick Sacrispeyre, Alexandre Saulnier, Aurelie Reard, Yorane Kerignard, Boris Martin, Ness Reilly, Nicolas Pons, Benjamin Pollak, Frédéric Bertrand, Damien Cayet, David Benyamine, Julien Ponche, and Fabien Perrot.

Former Main Event Champs Joe Cada and Phil Hellmuth are both still alive after Day 2C action.

2018 WSOP - Event #65 $10,000 NL Main Event

Entrants: 7,874

Prize Pool: $74,015,600

Payouts: 1,182

Players Remaining: 2,786

Chip Leader: Ignacio Sanchez 627,200

Main Event Eliminations - Day 2C

Too many bustouts to count them all. Approximately half of the field would be liquidated on Day 2. Only 1,655 players made the cut out of 3,480 players who returned for Day 2C.

Among the notables who busted on Day 2C included... Mark Newhouse, Adrian Mateos, Gabe Kaplan, Cord Garcia, Ben Keeline, Scott Bohlman, Joey Weissman, Ronnie Bardah, Byron Kaverman, Natlie Kof, Nick Yunis, David Williams, Nick Guagenti, Dominik Nitsche, Ami Barer, Nick Shulman, Ha Doep, Kevin Eyster, JP Kelly, Joe Serock, Vinny Pahuja, Bart Hanson, Steve Wolansky, Javier Fernandez, Jesper Hoog, Dan Brown, Tom Hu, Yehuda Cohen, Zack Walker, Ryan Daut, Eric Buchman, John Rotter, Matt Vengrin, Elizabeth Tedder, Joni Jouhkimainen, Ray Ho, Andy Bloch, Martin Finger, Matt Salsberg, Christoph Vogelsang, Martin Jacobson, Mike Noori, Grayson Rampage, Mike Leah, Will Berry,Freddy Bonyadi, Al Snow, Thiago Nishijima, Kido Pham, Griffin Benger, Juan Pardo, Dzmitry Urbanovich, Mike Wattel, ElkY, Eric Mizrachi, Tony Cousineau, Benny Glasser, Jeff King, Pete Chen, Al Krux, Rainer Kempe, Dylan Wilkerson, Chris George, Jack Sinclair, Ylon Schwartz, Aaron Jones, Ismael Bojang, Josh Prager, Liang Xu, Koray Aldermir, Gus Hansen, Sofia Lovgren, and cricket legend Shane Warne.

Latest news
Sunday January 19, 2020 at 12:30 am
PokerStars Half Price Sunday Million

This Sunday will include special half-price tournaments at PokerStars. That's right the Half Price Sunday Million is only $54.50 this week for half the usual buy-in, plus the usual guaranteed prize pool of $1 million is still in play. There's also a half-price version of Sunday Warm-Up which will cost $107.50. The Half Price Sunday Storm will be just $5.50. Click here for more details.

Friday January 17, 2020 at 9:38 pm
2020 Aussie Millions: Farid Jattin wins 25K Challenge for $983,646 AUD

Farid Jattin outlasted 169 runners to win the $25K Challenge at the 2020 Aussie Millions hosted at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia. Jattin chopped heads up with George Wolff to win $983,646 AUD or approximately $679K USD. The final table also included Steve O'Dwyer, Sam Greenwood, Masato Yokosawa, Jack Sinclair, and Kenny Hallaert.

Thursday January 16, 2020 at 2:00 am
WSOP announces 'Value Menu' bracelet events for 2020 WSOP

The World Series of Poker announced a special round of value menu events at the 2020 WSOP that include buy-ins of $1,000 or less. A total of 25 bracelet events will be hosted at the Rio Casino this summer that have a modest and affordable buy-in. A baker's dozen of events, 13 in total, at the 2020 WSOP will have buy-ins $888 or less including the $400 Colossus and numerous $500 buy-in deepstacked bracelet events.

Wednesday January 15, 2020 at 3:53 am
Dustin Schoonover wins WSOP Circuit Choctaw Durant and first ring

The World Series of Poker Circuit's latest stop hit up the Oklahoma/Dallas area for the 2020 WSOP Circuit Choctaw Durant. Dustin Schoonover outlasted 1,065 runners in the $1,700 buy-in Main Event to win $272,846. The Choctaw Durant final table also included John Skrovan, Brant Jolly, Mark Newton, Christopher Staats, Allen Brivic, Montana Bills, Austin Lewis, and Trung Pham.

Tuesday January 14, 2020 at 4:48 am
Chance Kornuth leads final table at 2020 WPT Gardens Poker Championship

Season XVIII of the World Poker Tour continued with the 2020 WPT Gardens Poker Championship that attracted 257 runners for their annual big tournament every January at the Hawaiian Gardens just outside Los Angeles. The 2020 WPT Gardens final table of six is set to resume on March 31, 2020 at the HyperX eSports Arena at the Luxor Casino in Las Vegas. Chance Kornuth bagged up the lead at the final table that also included Tuan Phan, Qing Liu, Straton Wilhelm, Jonathan Cohen, and Markus Gonsalves.

Friday January 10, 2020 at 2:09 pm
Interview: Martin Harris, Author of Poker and Pop Culture

D and B Poker published "Poker and Pop Culture: Telling the Story of America's Favorite Card Game" by Martin Harris. During the poker boom, Harris authored a popular blog titled Hard-Boiled Poker. Harris quit his job as an English professor and went to Las Vegas to cover the World Series of Poker for numerous outlets. Over the last 15 years, Harris compiled a collection of essays that became the genesis of Poker and Pop Culture. We're fortunate that Harris sat down with us for a fun interview.

Friday January 10, 2020 at 3:00 am
2020 WSOP releases $10,000 Championship events schedule

A total of 17 championship caliber events with at least a buy-in of $10,000 are on the schedule for the 2020 World Series of Poker at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas. The WSOP released the dates for all $10K championships including the $50,000 Poker Players Championship, $10,000 Main Event, and the $10,000 Online NL Championship, which is the online $10K event hosted online.

Thursday January 2, 2020 at 2:15 pm
Brazilian pro Felipe 'Mojave' Ramos joins GGPoker

The new calendar year of 2020 was barely a day old when Felipe 'Mojave' Ramos announced the news on his social media feed that he will be joining GGPoker as their latest ambassador. Mojave joins the likes of Daniel Negreanu and Bryn Kenney as ambassadors. Mojave spent time as the top ranked Brazilian and Latin American online player with over $2.6 million in career tournament earnings.

Friday December 27, 2019 at 10:36 pm
2019: The Big Stories, Part 2

The year in review for 2019 continues with the second part that covers June through December. The World Series of Poker celebrated its 50th anniversary with a blowout at the Rio in Las Vegas. Hossein Ensan from Germany won the second-largest Main Event in WSOP history and he banked $10 million. PokerStars also announced the 2020 PSPC, which will take place in Barcelona in August 2020. PokerStars was also sold to Flutter (aka Paddy Power/Betfair). The Mike Postle cheating scandal also broke after he got caught cheating on the Stones Gambling Hall live stream.

Thursday December 26, 2019 at 5:49 pm
2019: The Big Stories, Part 1

We're quickly approaching the end of 2019 and the end of the decade. So much happened in 2019, we have a special two-part series highlighting the best and most interesting stories of 2019. In the first half of 2019, some of the big stories involved Chino Rheem winning the 2019 PCA and Spain's Roman Colillas taking down the inaugural PSPC in the Bahamas for $5.1 million. Bryn Kenney shipped the largest Aussie Millions in history. Just before the WSOP, Daniel Negreanu stepped down after 12 years as a sponsored pro and ambassador for PokerStars. Gianluca 'Tankanza' Speranza won the SCOOP Main Event in back-to-back years.

Wednesday December 25, 2019 at 1:28 pm
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidaze!

From everyone here at Club Poker, we want to wish you a joyful and bountiful holiday season. Merry Christmas and do not forget that the Winter Series kicks off today on PokerStars with 242 tournaments and $50 million in guaranteed prize pools. The new year is just around the corner, so start thinking about your 2020 poker resolutions.

Tuesday December 24, 2019 at 10:32 pm
Oklahoma Johnny Hale passes away at 92

Oklahoma Johnny Hale -- an old school poker player, author, and gambler -- passed away at the age of 92. Oklahoma Johnny worked diligently to bring players into the game of poker over the last several decades. He's also the author of the 1999 book "The Life and Times of a Gentleman Gambler: Oklahoma Johnny Hale on Poker and Las Vegas".

Wednesday December 18, 2019 at 12:13 am
Mikalai Pobal wins 2019 EPT Prague for €1,005,600

Belarus' Mikalai Pobal picked off Hungarian pro, Norbert Szecsi, to win the 2019 EPT Prague. Pobal faded a field of 1,154 runners to win €1 million and become the latest champion on the European Poker Tour. Pobal joined Vicky Coren as the only dual winner on the EPT. Pobal shipped the 2012 EPT Barcelona and waited seven years to take down his second EPT crown.

Saturday December 14, 2019 at 11:08 pm
PokerStars Winter Series begins on December 25

PokerStars will host their third-largest online series of the year with their annual PokerStars Winter Series, which begins on December 25 and lasts nearly three weeks with over 242 tournaments with $50 million in guaranteed prize pools including a special Sunday Million with a $3 million guarantee. At least 34 events have a modest buy-in of $5.50, while 47 events are catered for high-stakes players with buy-ins costing $1,000 or higher. The Main Event has three tiers with $55, $530, and $5,300 price points.

Thursday December 12, 2019 at 11:43 pm
2020 WSOP will run May 26 to July 15

The World Series of Poker announced the overall dates for the 51st installment of the WSOP at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas. The 2020 WSOP will begin on May 26 and run through July 15. The prestigious $10,000 buy-in Main Event kicks off with four opening flights starting on Day 1A and concluding with Day 1B on July 4. Despite the rumors, the WSOP will remain at the Rio Casino for at least one more running.

Free tournaments and added prizes

The Club Poker organizes freerolls and special tournaments with added prizes.
To qualify for free, register on our poker partners websites: