WSOP 2014: Negreanu, Greenstein, Cody and Cada among the Day 2C field
As players left the Rio last night it was little known player Tim Stanisfer who led, having bagged up 481,500. That will be the high water mark for the remainder of the field returning today, the last day before the field is united under one roof.
Stanisfer will no doubt enjoy his day off today, so too will Chris Moneymaker. The Team PokerStars Pro and former Main Event champion closed on 222,000 last night, which sits well in the field that is still thousands strong. Bryan Huang's 168,700 leaves him in good standing, while Gabe Nassif of Team Online also returns, albeit with his names listed at the shallow end of the player pool with 24,000.
Attention now turns to Day 2B, the aftermath of an enormous Day 1C field which is both bigger, and richer to the tune of two extra nights in a hotel. PokerStars will be well represented from the start, with 15 players set to return.
Daniel Negreanu (Team Pro) 129,250
Jake Cody (Team Pro) 115,525
Marcel Luske (Team Pro) 70,825
Joe Cada (Team Pro) 66,925
Vanessa Rousso (Team Pro) 56,550
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 Meulder (Team Pro) 28,200
Mickey Petersen (Team Online) 25,350
Play begins at 12 noon with five more two hours levels of play scheduled. Stanisfer's stack leads but a stack of pretty much any value in about 12 hours from now is Plan A.
Stephen Bartley is a PokerStars Blog reporter.