2006 World Series of Poker Main Event Day 2A

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2007 World Series of Poker
Main Event Day 2A

The 2007 World Series of Poker Main Event Day 2A will combine the remaining players from Day 1A and 1B to play for 6 levels. Action will begin at 12:00 noon. Length of levels, breaks and dinner break will be the same as for prior days. Click this link to see the payout schedule. This page with the payout schedule, news for today's event and the top 50 players will be long, so please bear with us as we do our best to bring top news and information to you.

2007 WSOP Stats:
  • Total number of players is 6,358.
  • The prize pool for the Main Event has reached $59,784,954.
  • Number of players to be paid from prize pool are 621 or 9.77% of field.
  • Minimum amount for 621st place is $20,320
  • Top prize for first place is $8,250,000
  • Number of instant millionaires to be created will be 5
Here are the blinds and antes for the next 6 levels that will be played:
  • Level 7 $500/$1000 with $100 ante
  • Level 8 $600/$1200 with $200 ante
  • Level 9 $800/$1600 with $200 ante
  • Level 10 $1000/$2000 with $300 ante
  • Level 11 $1200/$2400 with $300 ante
  • Level 12 $1500/$3000 with $400 ante
Total number of players to date:
  • Day 1A: Total players entered 1,287, players that survived 447
  • Day 1B: Total players entered 1,545, players that survived 589
  • Day 1C: Total players entered 1,743, players that survived 659
  • Day 1D: Total players entered 1,783, players that survived 641
  • Day 2A: Total players entered 1,036
11:34 a.m. Today should be a great day for No Limit Texas Hold'Em as a lot of talent comes back to the tables well rested for another 6 levels of poker. Action should begin at noon. Stay with us!

12:04 p.m. Everyone heard the order to 'Shuffle up and deal!, so Day 2A is underway.

12:40 p.m. All players will start at level 7 which has blinds of $500/$1000 with a $100 ante. Expect quick action from the short stacks like Joe Sebok 8,500 chips, Corey Cheresnick 12,600, David Levi 15,100, James Davenport 15,000, Tony Cousineau 15,000 and Debbie Burkhead 10,800.

1:08 p.m. Montel Williams is getting hot again. He doubled up to 30,000 after making a set of Queens with an all-in move, lost a few chips, then hit a set of Aces to make up what he lost. And he is seated at a table with David Levi and Cliff "JohnnyBax" Josephy. David Levi also went all in and doubled up to a present 35,000 chips. Corey Zeidman busted out after running into a set of Aces. He is followed by William Chen, Hoyt Corkins, Alan Smurfit, 2005 Main Event champion Joe Hachem, Captain Tom Franklin and Jane Gold the mother of 2006 Main Event winner Jamie Gold.

1:45 p.m Montel William has busted out of the Main Event after his Ace high flush draw and straight draw were beaten by an opponent who had pocket 7's.

2:28 p.m. Scotty Nguyen got the best of a great situation when a player moved all-in with A J on a flop of J 9 9. Scotty was very happy because he called while holding the other two 9's! Also note that the tournament staff has decided to only have players continue on to just 5 levels of play instead of 6 levels. Things should end closer to 2:00 a.m. with that move. Currently there are 900 players left at the tables.

3:50 p.m. Bustouts have started to happen at a faster pace with about 750 left. That may be why there will be only 5 levels of play today. Among those players who are now spectators are Rhett Butler, Brad Garrett who's pocket K's met with pocket A's, Patrik Antonius, Doug Kim, Mark Seif, Dan Harrington, Tony Guoga and 2006 Main Event runnerup Paul Wasicka.

5:21 p.m. Farzah Bonyadi, Barry Greenstein and Dustin "Neverwin" Woolf are among the latest sent to the sidelines today. Action is now at level 9 with blinds at $800/$1600 with a $200 ante. The field is shrinking so fast that officials have now stated that either the end of level 5 or 350 players will be the limit. When you think about it, the money is at position 621 and they can't let the field get too small too fast because they still have 2B to be completed and if one gets 5 levels of play the other has to as well. Number of players for 2A is at 640.

6:15 p.m. Shirley Williams the mother of David Williams is still in the game with 75,000 chips. But she has her work cut out for her as 5% to 7% of the field are now over the 200,000 chip mark.

7:10 p.m. Newly eliminated are Sabyl Cohen, Thomas Olsen, Ross Boatman and Evelyn Ng. But if someone is leaving, then someone else has the chips. Top players at this time include Todd Philips with 420,000 chips, Jared Hamby 380,000, Steve Austin 340,000, David "The Dragon" Pham 300,000, Alex Melinkow 317,000, Deb Blair 285,000 and Amanda Baker 237,000. Players will soon break for dinner.

8:32 p.m. Players have returned from dinner break. The fast action at the tables has also returned because the players are dropping like flies. The field has now hit 510 remaining.

9:12 p.m. Recent busts include Raymond Davis, 2007 World Series of Poker Player of the Year Tom Schneider, David Einhorn, Jeff Madsen and 'Miami' John Cernuto.

10:16 p.m. Newly players sent to the rail are James Van Alstyne, Can Kim Hua, Gene Strickland, 1983 Main Event Champion Tom McEvoy, Deanna Dozier and Joe Sebok. Speaking of Joe Sebok, the part of the wager that involved Jeff Madsen having to wear the jester outfit was 'repealed' so there was no further obligation for Madsen to wear the costume. There was no mention of any portion of that $20,000 as compensation for wearing the outfit constantly on Day 1A. Number of players is at 450.

11:29 p.m. Play tonight will probably finish early. We are at 384 at the tables right now. Because it is so close to days end, Scotty Nguyen with about 74,000 chips decided to pop open a bottle of champagne to celebrate making the cut. But the big players are looking pretty monstrous. On the top of the list we see Jeff Banghart with 551,000 chips, Kenny Tran 495,000, John Duthie 381,500, Jon Moonves 501,000 and Avi Cohen 430,500.

12:10 a.m. Wednesday July 11th The magic number was reached, so with 350 players left the day has ended. When Day 2B starts tomorrow, it will have the same number of levels and time spent in play as this day did. Good night and sleep tight.

Top 50 players and chip counts for Day 2A:
  1. Jeff "Mr. Rain" Banghart -- 570,100
  2. Jeff Weiss -- 550,000
  3. Jon Monves -- 549,800
  4. Bradley Ellis -- 509,400
  5. Yuan-I Hsieh -- 489,900
  6. Kenny Tran -- 484,900
  7. Alex Melnikow -- 480,100
  8. Connor Tate -- 440,000
  9. Cory Carroll -- 419,900
  10. Jerry Yang -- 415,500
  11. Nicolas Atlan -- 410,800
  12. Tom Peterson -- 410,800
  13. Avi Cohen -- 400,600
  14. Amanda Baker -- 398,300
  15. Raymond Rahme -- 394,200
  16. Daniel Elizondo -- 390,800
  17. Mikkel Madsen -- 387,000
  18. Steven Jacobs -- 365,600
  19. Kenny Rundh -- 347,500
  20. Hoa Nguyen -- 347,400
  21. Andrew Manser -- 347,200
  22. Cliff Josephy -- 346,400
  23. Rep Porter -- 338,100
  24. Matt Shepsky -- 321,800
  25. Kevin Chan -- 317,300
  26. Jared Hamby -- 315,100
  27. Cyrus Farzad -- 315,000
  28. Dapo Fadeui -- 313,400
  29. Dagmartin Mikklesen --313,000
  30. Chris Overgard -- 307,900
  31. Christian Togsverd -- 306,700
  32. Diego Cordovez -- 303,300
  33. Karga Holt -- 303,100
  34. Jac Arama -- 302,800
  35. Ryan Elson -- 301,400
  36. Luis Velador -- 301,000
  37. Scott Epstein -- 294,900
  38. George Dunst -- 292,500
  39. Theodore Park -- 285,800
  40. Huck Seed -- 280,500
  41. Steve Crockett -- 277,600
  42. Todd Phillips -- 275,000
  43. Steven Prentky -- 270,800
  44. Thomas Koo -- 270,600
  45. Alex Michaels -- 268,100
  46. David Flusfeder -- 265,800
  47. Kenneth Smith -- 265,800
  48. Stephen O'Dwyer -- 262,000
  49. Bart Hanson -- 259,900
  50. Karim Vegas -- 258,800
Payout Schedule for the Main Event:
  • 1 -- $8,250,000
  • 2 -- $4,840,981
  • 3 -- $3,048,025
  • 4 -- $1,852,721
  • 5 -- $1,255,069
  • 6 -- $956,243
  • 7 -- $705,229
  • 8 -- $585,699
  • 9 -- $525,934
  • 10 to 12 -- $476,926
  • 13 to 15 -- $429,114
  • 16 to 18 -- $381,302
  • 19 to 27 -- $333,490
  • 28 to 36 -- $285,678
  • 37 to 45 -- $237,865
  • 46 to 54 -- $190,053
  • 55 to 63 -- $154,194
  • 64 to 72 -- $130,288
  • 73 to 81 -- $106,382
  • 82 to 90 -- $82,476
  • 91 to 99 -- $67,535
  • 100 to 162 -- $58,570
  • 163 to 225 -- $51,398
  • 226 to 288 -- $45,422
  • 289 to 351 -- $39,445
  • 352 to 414 -- $34,664
  • 415 to 477 -- $29,883
  • 478 to 549 -- $25,101
  • 550 to 621 -- $20,320
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