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World Series of Poker -- Day 2B of Main Event

Vanessa Selbst and Jon Van Fleet Surge Through the Day


Vanessa SelbstDay 2b of the 2010 World Series of Poker has come to an end and there are only six more days to go before the 2010 November Nine is set.

The survivors of today will combine with the remaining players of day 2a and for the first time all tournament, everybody left will be playing on the same day.

There was plenty of action throughout and the day and plenty of notables hit the rail, ending their series. Roy Winston, Ryan D’Angelo, Layne Flack, Chris Ferguson, Marco Traniello, Phil Ivey, and Doyle Brunson all saw their tournaments end today.

Doyle BrunsonBrunson got an ovation from the players in the orange section as he left the Amazon room. Brunson found himself all-in with pocket sevens on an eight-high flop and ran into the pocket jacks of his opponent.

Card Player publisher Jeff Shulman also ended his run at back-to-back November Nine appearances. Shulman was at the featured table all day with Dan Harrington and Josh Arieh and could never really seem to get his chip stack moving in the right direction.

Shulman was short stack most of the day and found himself got on the wrong end of a cold-deck to end his tournament when he ran A-K suited fell short of his opponents pocket aces.

While many notables fell, there were plenty of big names who are moving on. Notables near the top of the chip counts include Vanessa Selbst, Brynn Kenney, JJ Liu, Alexander Kostritsyn, David Sands, Florian Langmann, Phil Galfond, David Benyamine, and Jon Van Fleet.

Van Fleet’s day ended on a sweet note when he had pocket kings against his opponent’s pocket queens. They got all in preflop and Van Fleet was able to make quads to take down the pot and move up to 295,000.

There are approximately 1,500 players who survived the today’s action and there were about 1,200 players who survived Friday’s action, leaving around 2,700 players still vying for the $8.9 million first place prize. Sunday is an off day for all of the players before coming back for day 3 on Monday at noon.

Stay tuned to Card Player for continued coverage of the tournament to see who this year’s November Nine will be.