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Phil Ivey Leads World Series of Poker Main Event After Day 2C

Ivey Tops Remaining 1,864 Players

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He’s considered by many to be the world’s greatest living poker player and now, he’s the chip leader in the 2014 World Series of Poker main event. After two days of play, there are just 1,864 players remaining and ten-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Ivey leads them all.

The man who started his career in Atlantic City with a fake ID and the nickname “No Home Jerome” dominated day 2C, becoming the only player in the field to crack the half a million mark in the ten levels played so far. Ivey, who won a bracelet this summer, officially bagged up 505,000.

Just over one third of the remaining players in the field will make the money, possibly on Thursday. Ivey hasn’t cashed in the main event since his final table appearance in 2009, when he took seventh place for $1,404,002. Everyone who cashes in the 2014 main event will guarantee themselves an $18,406 payday.

Other notables still in great shape for the $10 million first-place prize include Joe Kuether (401,200), Isaac Baron (387,200), Brian Townsend (361,700), John Hennigan (342,700), Martin Jacobson (342,700), Antonio Esfandiari (277,800), Abe Mosseri (260,500), Mukul Pahuja (231,800), Chris Moneymaker (222,000) and Jeff Madsen (217,000).

NBA Star Paul Pierce Advanced To Day 3Among the players with work to do are Maria Ho (49,300), NBA star Paul Pierce (48,600), former main event champion Johnny Chan (46,600), Daniel Negreanu (38,900), John Monnette (36,000), Bryan Devonshire (33,000) and Gavin Smith (19,000).

The average stack is currently 107,559 and with the levels moving to 800-1,600 with a 200 ante to start day 3, the average player will be working with just over 67 big blinds.

Take a look at the top ten chip counts below. Click here for a look at the entire list.

1 Phil Ivey 505,000
2 Timothy Stansifer 481,500
3 Raul Mestre 477,900
4 Thomas Cannuli 407,800
5 Morgan Popham 407,600
6 Tony Ruberto 402,700
7 Joe Kuether 401,200
8 Peter Neff 389,200
9 Isaac Baron 387,200
10 Steve Tripp 380,400

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