Jacobson Still Going Well After Day 2ab At WSOP 2014 Main Event

Chip leader Tim Stansifer
Martin Jacobson still holding strong

The survivors from days 1a and 1b of the main event returned to the Rio on Tuesday to play day 2ab – all the 1a players sat in the Amazon room and the 1b players seated in the Pavilion and Brasilia rooms. Another five hard levels of play saw plenty more players have their dreams of a $10,000,000 payday dashed including Yevgeniy Timoshenko, Vanessa Selbst and Mike Matusow. The two players who have been battling it out for the WSOP player of the year title also fell on day 2ab, meaning that their totals from the Las Vegas events are as follows:

1st Brandon Shack-Harris     752 points

2nd George Danzer                745.2 points

There are still ten events left that will count towards the player of the year leaderboard when Melbourne hosts the WSOP Asia Pacific series in October.

Chip leader from day 1a Martin Jacobson had another good day, building his way up to a stack of 342,700 (286 BBs) at the close of play, although he is now well behind the new chip leader. That honour goes to Tim Stansifer who had a storming last level to end on 481,500 (401 BBs.) Selected stacks from day 2ab:

Tim Stansifer                481,500

Martin Jacobson          342,700

Antonio Esfandiari       277,800

Chris Moneymaker      222,000

Ole Schemion              180,900

Marvin Rettenmaier     173,200

693 players will be paid this year and we’ve got roughly that number progressing from day 2ab. There will likely be even more than that going through from day 2c, so there will still be plenty of work to do on day 3 before anyone can even think of making the money.

We’ll have more updates from day 2c tomorrow when Hellmuth, Negreanu and a big stacked Phil Ivey all return to action.

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