Like the movie Fast & Furious, eliminations came fast and furiousTM during 2014 WSOP Main Event Day 2 A/B. By the end of play, the field whittling down from 1,933 to around 815. Like the 1966 horror film Blood Bath, it was a veritable blood bath out thereTM.
By the end of play, regular guy Tim Stansifer ended atop the leaderboard, stacked at 481,500. Stansifer does not have any live tournament cashes on his resume. However, he does have a resume on LinkedIn, and it says he’s a Senior Hardware Engineer at GE Transportation in Florida.
He’s trailed by Tom Cannuli with 407,800. Cannuli only has about $33,000 more in live tournament cashes than Stansifer. What is this, 2005? Amateur hour at the Rio. Also, in somewhat related news, we had a very yummy cannoli from Mark Rich’s Pizza two nights ago.
In non-amateur poker player news, plenty of big names are among the big stacks. Some of those aforementioned big names include Antonio Esfandiari (277,800), inventor of the “Moneymaker Effect” Chris Moneymaker (222,000), Ole Schemion (180,900), Marvin Rettenmaier (173,200), Erik Seidel (130,600), Imari Love (118,300), and Allen Cunningham (114,400).
Last year’s champ Ryan Riess (84,900) is also still alive (both in real life and in the poker tournament itself).
Get a full report and chip counts here.