If you’re into poker tournaments where you’ve actually heard of most of the big stacks, then the 2012 WPT LAPC delivers.*
With 182 remaining, Gordon Vayo (ok, betrays the intro statement a little) is the chip leader with 284,000. He’s closely followed by Behzad Teranie (also betrays intro) with 280,000.
After that, it’s a veritable who’s who of who.
Greg Mueller is third overall with 279,700. Other notable big stacks include but are certainly not limited to Joe Tehan, whose name still looks too much like “Tehran” for our liking (232,200), Shaun Deeb (197,400), Sorel Mizzi (195,600), Jason Somerville (190,300), Gavin Griffin (174,300), Nick Schulman (144,900), the spectacularly-breasted J.C. Tran (117,000), Vivek Rajkumar (114,000), Josh Arieh (114,200), Hoyt Corkins (110,600), “Salty” Joe Hachem (106,200), Erick Lindgren (106,100), Phil Ivey (106,000), and Phil Hellmuth (104,200).
Get full chip counts here.
* In honor of the Oscars today, the WPT should put that quote on a movie poster or something.