WSOP 2016: Chasing Marc-Andre to Day 3
By the end of Day 2AB, there was no doubting which member of the PokerStars Red Spade Brigade was on top. By the time the chips went in their bag just after 1am this morning, Team Online's Marc-Andre Ladouceur had amassed a Top 25 stack worth 410,500.
Now, it's just a matter of whether anyone playing on Day 2C can catch him.
When play ended this morning, Victor Ramdin and Fatima Moreira de Melo had all been eliminated from play, leaving the PokerStars team looking like this.
Marc-Andre Ladouceur: 410,500
Jennifer Shahade: 264,500
Aditya Agarwal: 151,100
Jason Somerville: 62,000
Vanessa Selbst: 55,600
All of those players will return tomorrow to play Day 3 of the WSOP Main Event.
Before we get to that point, however, we will turn our attention today to the massive Day 2C field. What remains here is what's left of the biggest single day flight in WSOP history. There are more than a few members of Team Pro left among them.
Here's how they stack up as play begins this morning.
Liv Boeree: 134,800
Chris Moneymaker: 61,700
Celina Lin: 48,700
Yaxi Zhu: 42,200
Jake Cody: 41,000
Andre Akkari: 36,800
George Danzer: 29,400
Felipe Ramos: 20,300
Daniel Negreanu: 18,600
Each of these players will hope to survive three two-hour levels, a dinner break, and then two and half more levels to bag chips after midnight tomorrow. If so, they will have their shot at Day 3, a campaign that will get all the remaining players tantalizingly close to Friday's money bubble.
For now, good luck to all of PokerStars' Day 2C players. May you all be writing on bags before bedtime.
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Brad Willis is the PokerStars Head of Blogging. Follow him on Twitter: @BradWillis. WSOP photos by PokerPhotoArchive.com.