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The 2016 WSOP Main Event field has been trimmed to 3,992 players after the completion of Day 2A/2B. A total of 1,847 returned to the Rio Casino for the first batch of Day 2s. When the dust settled, more than half of the field was decimated. Valentin Vornicu bagged up the biggest stack at the end of the day with 838K. France's Gaelle Baumann chipped up to over 500K, which put her in the top 10 overall. Plenty of big names survived the cut on Day 2A/2B and advanced to Day 3 including Maria Ho, Elky, Jen Shahade, Benny Glasser, Antonio Esfandiari, Anthony Znno, Michael Gathy, Matt Matros, Vanessa Selbst, Johnny Chan, and Atoine Saout. $8 million is up for grabs for first place.

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The second day of WSOP Main Event began with players from flights Day 1A and Day 1B. A total of 1,847 hopefuls stepped onto the killing fields to battle it out for Day 2A/2B. By the end of the night, only half survived the cut. We're still far off from the money, but at least those players will continue to fight for the glory, the bling, and $8 million in cash.

At this point, 3,992 players are remaining with approximately 3,000 players returning to action for Day 2C.

Day 2C plays out on Wednesday and the remaining players combined into a single field for Day 3 on Thursday.

Event #69 $10,000 MAIN EVENT CHAMPIONSHIP - Day 2C

The first batch of Day 2s at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas concluded and only 1,847 players were left standing at the end of Day 2A/2B. If you include Day 2C players, the Main Event currently still has a total of 3,992 players in contention for the world championship and $8 million in cash.

Valentin Vornicu leads the way with 838K. The California pro is a regular on the circuit and although he has a couple of circuit rings in his collection, he's never won a bracelet at the WSOP. The top 5 in chips (unofficial) at the end of Day 2A/2B were... Valentin Vornicu, Jamie Shaevel, Alvaro Lopez, Ramin Hajiyev, and Chad Power.

French pro Gaelle Baumann finished ninth overall with 504K.

Notables who survived the cut on Day 2A/2B.... Tom Middleton, Maria Ho, Marc-Andre Ladouceur, Kenny Hallaert, Tim Vukson, Owen Crowe, Alexander Kostritsyn, Dietrich Fast, Brandon Adams, Garry Gates, Prahlad Friedman, Antonio Esfandiari, Jon Turner, Adam Friedman, Chip Jett, Antoine Saout, ELKY, Melanie Weisner, Jen Shahade, David Peters, Steve Billirakis, Matt Matros, Michael Gathy, Walter Treccarichi, Fabian Quoss, Anthony Zinno, Hasan Habib, Gavin Griffin, Farzad Bonyadi, Jon Friedberg, Pete Carini, Jyri Merivirta, Eli Elezra, Shannon Shorr, Johnnie Walker, Barry Shulman, Matt Glantz, Benny Glasser, Andy Black, Dick Hertz, Philip Tom, Jimmy Guerrero, Raiden Kan, Johnny Fucking Chan, Vincent Martel, David Benefield, Ray Davis, John Strzemp, Hugo Pingray, Dong Guo, Don O'Dea, Matt Vengrin, Ronan Monfort, Mike Gorodinsky, Adam Geyer, Alan Le, Ted Lawson, Amit Makhija, Stevie Chidwick, Eugene Katchalov, Tobias Reinkemeier, Vanessa Selbst, and Andy Frankenberger.

2016 WSOP – Event #68 Main Event Championship

Entrants: 6,773

Prize Pool: $63,327,800

Payouts: 1,011

 

WSOP Main Event - Final Table Payouts:

1. $8,000,000

2. $4,658,452

3. $3,451,175

4. 2,574,808

5. $1,934,579

6. $1,463,906

7. $1,250,000

8. $1,100,000

9. $1,000,000

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