While we’re still a long way from a final table, everyone’s hope that some "name pros" make the final table this year is at least looking good, so far.
Day 2b wrapped with many notable names in solid chip position…as well as one person with potential apocalyptic ramifications.
Leading everyone into Day 3 is wild-and-crazy-guy Hevad "Rain" Kahn, stacked at 580,000. Kahn has two cashes already at this year’s WSOP.
Following Kahn are the likes of Gus Hansen (530,000), Bill Edler (510,000), Fabrice Soulier (340,000), Lorenzo Lamas (320,000), Carlos Mortensen (260,000), not-sore-on-the-eyes Maria Ho (260,000), Ted Forrest (255,000), Darrell "Deep" Dicken (250,000), the spectacularly breasted J.C. Tran (at right, 212,000), Peter "Nordberg" Feldman (180,000), Daniel Alaei (177,000), Chris "Jesus" Ferguson (150,000), and Gavin Smith (150,000).
Unfortunately for mankind, also stacked at 150,000 is Robert Varkonyi. The 2002 WSOP ME champ makes it to Day 3 for the second time in his poker "career." Last year we detailed the apocolypic ramifications of a strong Varkonyi performance, and with continuing Middle East turmoils, the general rise of radical fundamentalism, and Katja Thater, a woman, winning a bracelet this year, things are looking even bleaker for our general survival as a species right now.
We’ll keep you abreast like J.C. Tran of the situation throughout the day.
Get full Day 2b chip counts here.