2006 World Series of Poker Main Event Day 2B (1C + 1D)

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2006 World Series of Poker
Main Event Day 2B (1C + 1D)

The Main Event can be tough as any player who particpated will tell you. But those playing today will also tell you that $12,000,000 dollars for the first place win and a gold and diamond bracelet that cannot be purchased makes it all worthwhile. Now that the combined players from 1A and 1B have finished and are resting up, it is time for the 1C and 1D survivors to take to the tables with the goal to play until 700 are left. Time will tell who moves on and who waits until next year for another chance.

11:48 a.m. Play will begin shortly as 1,736 rested players assume their seats. So far the remaining players after all events looks to be as follows:
  • Day 1A: 781 players left
  • Day 1B: 856 players left
  • Day 1C: 861 players left
  • Day 1D: 875 players left
  • Day 1A and 1B: 561 players left
12:05 p.m. The cry of "shuffle up and deal" has been sent forth to begin this round of the Main Event. Players will start with blinds at $250/$500 with a $50 ante.

1:19 p.m. Tim Resnik lost his final hand and is no longer in the tournament. In the early levels being played today the top 5 players with chip counts are Stephen Grasostri 145500, Hung Tran 144000, Richard Gryko 128575, Adam Jones 125525 and Daryn Firicano having 121225. 2005 Main Event champ Joseph Hachem is up to 112,000 and 2004 Main Event champ Greg Raymer is down to 34,000. The pace is moving fast like yesterday with approximately 1400 left in the field.

2:25 p.m. Robert Mizrachi, Joe Cassidy, Huck Seed, Sarah Bilney, Dave Rogowski and John Sacha have all been sent to the rail and are no longer in contention. Daniel Negreanu currently had 104,500 in chips, Robert Varkonyi is at 78,500, Cyndy Violette holds onto 70,000 chips, Robert Williamson III and J.C. Tran both have 40,000. Josh Arieh is fighting to survive with 8,100 after a losing hand and Kathy Liebert has about 15,300.

4:02 p.m. We are now down to 1,050 players at the tables. Adam Schoenfeld, Bobby Baldwin and Patty Gallagher have been busted out of this tournament. Dmitri Nobles is our new chip leader with 191,000 followed by Stephen Cambell with 166,000 and Jamie Gold with 162,000. Greg Raymer is down to 19,000 in chips. Surinder Sunar is holding his own with 58,000.

5:40 p.m. Player numbers are at 990. Josh Arieh has made a big comeback after a 10 min timeout for having a potty mouth. He is now up to $27,000. Top 5 players at this time are Dmitri Nobles 244000, Jordan Rich 243000, Michael Binger 220000, Mosa Mustafa 173000 and Johan Backfjard 165100. The tournament is at level 9 and the blinds are 400-800, with a 100 ante.

6:33 p.m. 2002 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Robert Varkonyi was just eliminated. He is followed by Monica Reeves, Chris Grigorian, Steve Zolotow, J.C. Tran and Jean Gaspard. Daniel Negreanu is up to 134,000 in chips, WPT champ John Gale has 129,000, Alan "Ship It" Sass has 185,300, Stuart Paterson is right at 89,000 and Minh Nguyen has 60,100.

7:16 p.m. 2004 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Greg Raymer was just busted out of the tournament. Raymer received a big round of applause from everyone as he exited the Amazon room. 870 players are at the tables. 2005 WSOP Main Event champ Joseph Hachem has about 72,000 in chips. Players on dinner break until 8:30.

8:59 p.m. Aaron Kanter who finished 4th at the Main Event final table last year just got sent to the rail. He is joined by Haralabos Voulgaris and Morten Nielsen. Even though Darrell Dicken just lost $9,000 in his last hand, he is still up to $128,000. Josh Arieh is up to 46,800, Tom McEvoy is at 63,000, Cecilia Mortensen has 66,000 and Charlie Sewell is holding on with 71,000. We are now at 786 players. This round of play may end at midnight or before. Play is now at level 10 with blinds at $500-1,000 with a $200 ante.

10:03 p.m. Russ Salzer and Robert Williamson III lost their final hands and are on their way out of the Amazon room. Hachem is up to $100,000 in chips. And Dmitri Nobles who has been head and shoulders above the pack today, increased his stack by another $90,000 after his straight busted out another player who went all in. Dmitri, who earned his Main Event seat through PokerStars.com, is now at $458,000 chips.

11:26 p.m. Blinds are now at $600-1,200 with a $50 ante. Dmitri Nobels is still the chip leader with $606,000. Closest players to him are Jon Finkel with 290,000, Terris Preston with 260,000 and Daniel Negreanu having 255,000. Daniel has really been careful when picking and choosing his battles today as he gradually went up in chips and in ranking for todays tournament round. Eli Balas and Charlie Sewell are gone from the tournament and from contention. Joseph Hachem is at 128,000. Shannon Shorr will possibly go on to the next round with 190,000 chips.

11:53 p.m. Play has ended for the night with 598 players remaining. Next day of play August 4th at noon.

Here is the list of the top 50 players and their chip counts:
  1. Dmitri Nobles -- $549,200
  2. Daniel Pelletier -- $334,300
  3. Daniel Negreanu -- $331,000
  4. Terris Preston -- $313,300
  5. Brian Crespin -- $309,000
  6. Philippe Boucher -- $303,500
  7. Dario Minieri -- $275,900
  8. Alex Balardin -- $274,800
  9. Michael Binger -- $256,000
  10. Kyle Bowker -- $236,000
  11. Chris Martin -- $231,300
  12. Bradford Davenport -- $212,100
  13. William Thorsson -- $208,200
  14. David Filippi -- $206,000
  15. Dan Heimiller -- $203,300
  16. Jeff Cabanillas -- $203,000
  17. Phi Nguyen -- $198,100
  18. Jean Houle -- $197,800
  19. Jon Finkel -- $193,800
  20. Stephan Conway -- $193,500
  21. Brendan Shiker -- $190,700
  22. Matt Wilson -- $189,700
  23. Richard Velasco -- $186,600
  24. Peter M. Placey -- $183,800
  25. Mike Musa Mustafa -- $183,500
  26. Lee Thomas -- $181,200
  27. Richard Gryko -- $178,200
  28. Jordan Rich -- $177,500
  29. John Ambrust -- $175,100
  30. Shannon "Bluffforrent" Shorr -- $174,700
  31. Laurence Hughes -- $171,900
  32. Farid Voghefi -- $170,200
  33. John Lee -- $165,900
  34. Johan Wemmenhag -- $163,100
  35. Vaughn Sandman -- $163,000
  36. Ian Cox -- $159,600
  37. Marcello Delgrosso -- $157,700
  38. Jeffrey Edy -- $157,300
  39. Dave Golder -- $156,200
  40. Debra Lalor -- $156,100
  41. Jamie Gold -- $155,400
  42. Elie Said -- $154,600
  43. Whitney Blanton -- $153,400
  44. Rickies Miller -- $151,800
  45. Richard D. Clark -- $148,300
  46. John Gale -- $146,500
  47. Morten Lerbrekk -- $146,300
  48. Kevin Aaronson -- $145,800
  49. Nathan Brooks -- $145,600
  50. Gary Nasaryan -- $145,300
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