2013 WSOP Main Event – 800 Advance Through 2a/b, Les Québécois Shining

Marc Carpenterperrault
Glen Chorny

Now onto it’s 5th physical day of whittling down the field, the $10,000 No Limit Hold’em Championship at the 2013 World Series of Poker has cut down the starting field by more than half. As of Wednesday night, 800 players have advance through Day 2a/b and Day 2c is well underway.

Each starting heat from Day 1a,b & c played against only those advancing from their original field on Day 2, but all three will combine come Day 3 on Thursday. While there should be anywhere from 1500-2000 players remaining when this happens, it’s still a long way out from the 648 pay-out spots and miles from the final table.

In the meantime, we thought we’d try to take a more condensed look at the nearly 50 pages of names remaining; one thing that stands out immediately is that the majority of Canadian Main Event players with healthy stacks, or any chips left all, seem to hail from Quebec. From there, it’s definitely more of an eastern province affair, but the heaviest hitters in the West make up the rest.

With that said, let’s start dropping names…

In 2a, our end of day counts in the top 100 were as follows: Stephane Lacas – 292,500 (QC), Roch Cousineau – 247,800 (QC), James Hudson – 175,500 (QC), Ryan Naimark – 174,400 (ON) Phillip Dagger -167,400 (BC), Andre Boyer (1 bracelet) – 163,900 (QC), Daniel Wan – 134,200 (AB) and Julien Fautex – 128,300 (DNR).

Looking at 2b, those Canadians bagging big chips were: Kyle White – 303,300 (BC), Alexander Livingstone – 250,700 (NS), Vincent Jacques – 223,400 (QC), Zheng Hu – 191,100 (AB), Evan Jarvis – 187,000 (ON) and Marc Blais – 173,300 (QC).

As of dinner break on 2c, we have the following players in the 100 tallest stacks: Marc Carpenterperrault – 254,200 (QC), Owen Crowe – 180,00 (NS), Ahn Van Nguyen – 135,000 (ON), Doug Lee – 119,000 (AB), Mike Watson – 116,800 (ON), Jonathan Driscoll – 112,650 (QC), Angela Gelinas – 112,000 (AB), Yann Dion – 110,000 (QC), Matt Marafioti – 106,000 (ON) and Simon Charette – 100,000 (ON).

Notables and local heroes outside the top 100 of their respective days and still in contention at the time of writing include:

Matt Jarvis (1 bracelet) – 162,700 (BC), Greg Mueller (2 bracelets) – 147,200 (BC), Sorel Mizzi – 143,900 (ON), Timothy Adams (1 bracelet) – 142,000 (ON), Miguel Proulx (1 bracelet) Michael Malm (1 bracelet) – 91,700 (ON), Fabio Luongo – 87,000 (QC), Guillaume Rivet – 84,400 (QC), Glen Chorny – 80,000 (ON), Jaspal Brar – 78,000 (AB) Adrienne Rowsome – 75,900 (BC), Nicholas Verkaik – 67,100 (ON), Xuan Liu – 66,700 (ON), Andrew Chen – 55,600 (ON), Patrick Braga – 47,100 (QC), Griffen Benger – 40,000 (ON), Daniel Idema (2 bracelets) – 33,000 (BC), Joel Bullock – 33,000 (AB), Erik Cajelais (1 bracelet) – 27,000 (QC) and Gillan Epp – 24,000 (BC).

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Jon Harnish
35 year old recreational player, husband and father of three from Calgary, Alberta. Enjoy lower stakes cash games including PLO and limit Omaha 8. Any of the micro-stakes HORSE games will play online MTTS and SNGs. Live, Tournaments and Satellites up to $550. I love the game but am far to social to take it seriously and sometimes give up a little to much information at the table because I enjoy discussing the game, so decided it was safest for my bankroll to take up writing about the game. That way I still get to meet the cool people and opinions on the game, but with a little less risk. Writing wise, currently a regular contributor to Poker Pro Canada, like to write profiles, previews and recaps the most. formally wrote for Canadian Poker Player Canada. My Poker Blogs have been featured on CardPlayer Social and SpadeClub as "Recommended" or in newsletters on several occasions and Pokerweblogs as "Blog of the Month". Past projects included organizing and promoting major events with the Canadian Poker Tour, introducing Big Slick Poker Tour to Southern Alberta and directing events and finals.


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