WSOP 2014: Day 2 gets (mostly) underway

Take a peek in the Amazon Room right now and you'll find two poker world champions sitting at the same table. Chris Moneymaker and Greg Merson drew each other for the beginning of Day 2. They are sitting under the bright lights of the central stage and seem destined to to battled before two long.

The champions' face-off marks the beginning of Day 2A and 2B here at the Rio, the penultimate day before the entire field joins together on Thursday.

Among thousands of players competing on Day 2, we find more than 20 members of Team Pro and Team Online. Among the top stacks are Daniel Negreanu, Jake Cody, and Team Online's Naoya Kihara.

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Daniel Negrenau in the middle of a stellar Day 1C

Negreanu and all the other Day 1C players have today off. That makes room for the re-start of Day 2A/B.

Here's a complete look at the PokerStars players' chip counts after Day 1.

Day 2A

Naoya Kihara (Team Online): 124,225
Gabe Nassif: ( Team Online) 57,875
Chris Moneymaker (Team Pro): 69,850
Jan Heitmann (Team Pro): 21,450

Eliminated: Jason Mercier

Day 2B

Bryan Huang (Team Pro) 44,525
Vanessa Selbst (Team Pro) 38,075
George Danzer (Team Pro) 25,800
Liv Boeree (Team Pro) 23,300
Lex Veldhuis (Team Online) 16,975
Marcin Horecki (Team Pro) 14,350

Day 1C

Daniel Negreanu (Team Pro) 129,250
Jake Cody (Team Pro) 115,525
Marcel Luske (Team Pro) 70,825
Joe Cada (Team Pro) 66,925
Randy Lew (Team Online) 55,550
Barry Greenstein (Team Pro) 53,300
Theo Jorgensen (Team Pro) 47,725
Humberto Brenes (Team Pro) 40,675
Jonathan Duhamel (Team Pro) 41,375
Victor Ramdin (Team Pro) 37,400
Fatima Moreira de Melo (PokerStars SportStar) 36,175
Alex Kravchenko (Team Pro) 34,650
Matthias de Muelder (Team Pro) 28,200
Micky Petersen (Team Online) 25,350

is the PokerStars Head of Blogging. All photos by Joe Giron/Poker Photo Archive

Brad Willis
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