Throughout the summer, PokerGO will bring fans across the globe exclusive access to World Series of Poker final table streams and Poker Central will be following all the WSOP action. Each day, “World Series of Photos” will tell the daily stories from the Rio, so you don’t miss any of the sights of the WSOP.
Event #73 – $10,000 World Series of Poker Main Event
Two of three starting flights have already booked their tickets to the all-important Day 3 restart, where the money bubble will burst tomorrow, and throughout yesterday’s Day 2A/B session, Doug Polk, pictured top, was front and center. The $111,111 High Roller for One Drop champion was back on the PokerGO live stream and along with Sam Grafton, who was near the top of the leader board for most of the day, they put on quite the show. By day’s end, both bagged chips and will be threats moving forward.
Another player that will be a threat moving forward is Ankush Mandavia. The Georgia native bagged over 300,000 heading into Day 3 and after winning his first-career WSOP bracelet last year and finishing runner-up in the $10,000 Tag Team Championship this year, Mandavia seems poised to add another massive World Series score to his resume in the Main Event.
One player that won’t be going any further in the Main Event, 2010 champion Jonathan Duhamel. The Canadian was moved to the PokerGO outer table, playing with former NBA first-round draft pick Bobby Sura, before the dinner break yesterday but he couldn’t move himself to Day 3. Duhamel becomes the most recent defending champion to bow out of the Main Event but there are a few past winners still alive, including Phil Hellmuth, who is currently on the PokerGO feature table.
Yesterday, Mike Matusow was a staple at the other PokerGo outer table. “The Mouth” has had a tremendous summer, final tabling four events, cashing in the Poker Players Championship and judging by his Day 2A/B bag, he isn’t finished yet. Some of Matusow’s best finishes have come in the Main Event, including a 9th place finish in 2005, and the dream is still alive this year for another deep run.
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