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WSOP 2014 - Big One For One Drop Day 2
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Daniel Negreanu and the adorable Kara Scott





Attrition day

Busting out of any tournament is depressing. Not necessarily because you lost your buyin; more because you lost your chance at the big prize. But we can only imagine what it's like to dust off $1 million of your own and other people's cash and lose your shot at $15.3 million. It's incomprehensible unless you've actually experienced it. And 22 players either experienced it for the first or second time today.

But hey, that's (ultra-high stakes) poker. Can't win 'em all, life goes on, you've donated vital funds to the One Drop charity, and you've earned a permanent spot in WSOP history.






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The ESPN featured table







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First bustout: Talal Shakerchi







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From seat 1: Esfandiari, Negreanu, Galfond, Colman, Seiver, Newey, Trickett







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Day 1 chip leader Sam Trickett makes his exit







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Guy Laliberté dropped by after he busted on a main floor table







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Doug Polk acknowledges his cheering section







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Antonio Esfandiari pretends to be pissed off







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Phil Galfond bids adieu







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Action on a main floor table







No repeat


Antonio Esfandiari has become a fixture at One Drop tournaments, having won the 2012 Big One for One Drop and having finished fourth in the 2013 One Drop High Rollers event. He went deep again this year, but fell short oh-so-close to the final table and the money. He was the final-table bubble-boy, busting in 10th.






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Rail-smooch with the GF







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2012 winner Esfandiari busts on the final table bubble in 10th place







Three tiers


Day 2 play ended after a few 9-handed final table hands. By chip count, the players fell into three distinct groups:

20+ million chips
Rick Salomon, Tobias Reinkemeier, Dan Colman, Daniel Negreanu

7+ to 9+ million chips
Cary Katz, Scott Seiver, Tom Hall, Christoph Vogelsang

4+ million chips
Paul Newey

But, as we all know, no-limit Texas Hold'em is a game of high variance. Anything can happen tomorrow, and we're certainly looking forward to seeing it.


Please visit these official World Series of Poker pages for all 2014 World Series of Poker results:

The 2014 Big One pageThe Official 2014 Big One for One Drop page
The 2014 WSOP pageThe Official 2014 WSOP page


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