David Assouline Surges To Tournament Chip Lead On Day 2B of World Series of Poker Main Event

Published on July 11th, 2010 6:25 am EST

-- WSOP logo next to the King cane --Day 2B of the World Series of Poker main event came to a close a few hours ago, with David Assouline managing to finish as the Day 2B chip leader.

In fact, when Day 3 of the main event gets under way on Monday afternoon (Sunday will be a much-needed day of rest for players), Assouline will be the chip leader of the entire event, as he managed to finish with over 387k in chips today (Boulos Estafanous, the Day 2A chip leader, finished with roughly 340k).

Day 3 will see the survivors from Day 2A and Day 2B combine into one field. There are roughly 2,500 players still alive in the main event, so we still have a ways to go before we reach the money (the top 747 spots will pay).

Here are the Day 2B chip leaders:

David Assouline - 387k
Ricardo Fasanaro - 380k
Matt Reed - 338k
Jim Collopy - 305k
Jon Van Fleet - 296k

Vanessa Selbst also had a very strong day on Saturday, as she managed to finish with approximately 265k in chips.

Some of the other notable names who did well on Day 2B:

Archie Karas - 240k
Phil Galfond - 203k
Jason Mercier - 186k
David Benyamine - 173k
Robert Varkonyi - 160k
Allen Cunningham - 156k


Some of the notable names that hit the rail on Day 2B were:

Phil Ivey
Andy Bloch
Darvin Moon
Chris Ferguson
Doyle Brunson


As mentioned, the main event will take a day off on Sunday, with play resuming at 12 pm local time on Monday afternoon.

By this time next week, the “November Nine” will have been finalized.

Good luck to everybody who is still alive in the main event..


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