2010 WSOP Update: Kirk Morrison Leads $50k Player’s Championship

Andy Bloch (right foreground) has a pair of high profile second place finishes...will he break through for his first major win in Event #2?

The 2010 WSOP Event #2 ($50,000 Player’s Championship) has lost math math math over half its field, with only 54 of the starting 116 remaining.

Leading the way is the Roy Hobbs of poker, Kirk Morrison. Dude is great, The Natural. Disappears for extended stretches of time, shows up, pwns, goes away again. At the end of Day 2, Morrison is stacked at 741,000. He’s followed by Andy Bloch (above), who came in second in the inaugural WSOP $50k championship, with 716,500.

Just about everyone else remaining is notable with the exception of the guy in third overall, Mikael Thuritz (697,000). Yesterday’s chip leader, Erik Sagstrom, is fifth overall (656,000). Of the holy triumvirate (Hellmuth, Negreanu, Ivey), only Phil Ivey remains, stacked 24th overall with 324,500.

And for those hoping that Event #2 would kick off the Year of the WomanTM in the right direction–it won’t–as Jennifer Harman was eliminated.

Get full Event #2 chip counts here.

In Event #3 ($1,000 NLH) news, 276 of the original 2,601 field made it past Day 1A. Terry Fleischer, not a woman, leads with 119,300. Nancy Todd Tyner, a woman, is second with 103,000. Tommy Vedes, Amarillo Slim, Vanessa Rousso (a woman), Jonathan Little, Blair Hinkle, Allie Prescott, Joe Sebok, and etc. all remain.

Get full Event #3 chip counts here.

Check back later this afternoon for our first Wicked Chops Poker podcast with Seth Palansky and Erick Lindgren.

And finally, a great idea from ScheckTwit that might come to fruition today…replacing the Ginger of the Day photo, perhaps a Jersey Shore DB of the day?

Get more 2010 WSOP updates from Pokerati, Tao of Poker , and Poker Road.


2 Responses

  1. Kajagugu

    May 30, 2010 8:46 pm, Reply

    Are you sure that’s Andy in the right foreground? For a second there I thought he was the one in the left background. Maybe not.

  2. poker fan

    May 31, 2010 12:06 am, Reply

    Andy needs to retire that hat – saw a vid of him today, the back left corner is completely gone.

    He ain’t no cowboy.

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