Cody and Seidel amongst leaders on Day 2 of WSOPE

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Oct 18, 2011 Posted in Tournament News, WSOP News | No Comments »

At the end of play on Day 2 of the 2011 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event the field had been pared down to just 116 players, from the original starting number of 593, and poker fans will find a number of recognizable names amongst the chip leaders. In the Top 10 alone you’ll find the names of Hoyt Corkins, Triple Crown Winner Jake Cody, the all-time tournament money winner Erik Seidel, and Shawn Buchanan who narrowly missed winning a bracelet a few days back and could jump into the WSOP Player of the Year lead with a 1st or 2nd place finish according to Bluff Magazine.

The chip-leader is also quite infamous in poker circles; as many people will remember Constant Rijkenberg as the man who oversold himself at the EPT San Remo a few years ago, and went on to win the $1.5 million first-place prize! The 7-figure win ended up costing Constant Rijkenberg quite a bit of money (maybe someone should have told him that to PROFIT by selling over 100% you can’t make the money!), so hopefully this time around he didn’t sell over 100% of his action.

Here is a look at the Top 10 chip-counts heading into Day 3 of the WSOPE Main Event:

1. Constant Rijkenberg – 462,800

2. Hoyt Corkins – 429,900

3. Rifat Palevic – 353,500

4. Jake Cody – 323,200

5. Giuseppe Sammartino – 305,900

6. Tom Bedell – 301,900

7. Andy Moseley – 301,400

8. Hyacinthe Bonnin – 296,000

9. Erik Seidel – 291,900

10. Shawn Buchanan – 291,400

Other notables that survived Day 2 of the tournament include James Bord, Joao Barbosa, Wesley Pantling, Alexander Kostritsyn, Arnaud Mattern, James Dempsey, Liv Boeree, Patrik Antonius, Joe Cassidy, Chris Moorman, Barney Boatman, Freddy Deeb, Leo Boxell, Tony G, JC Alvarado, Victor Ramdin, Melanie Weisner, Mike Watson, Carlos Mortensen, Robert Mizrachi, Barry Greenstein, Maria Ho, John Duthie and Matt Waxman.

The players will be back in action for Day 3 at noon local time, and the money bubble should burst fairly early on in the day, as only 64 of the remaining players will walk away with anything to show for their three days of play in the tournament.

Of course the entire field has their eyes firmly affixed on the €1.4 million (about $1.9 million USD) that will go to the winner of the 2011 WSOPE Main Event –not to mention the prestige that goes along with winning the tourney.

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