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2015 WSOP Main Event Day 2c: Matt Jarvis Among Top Dozen Players

It’s the most exciting week of the year for poker fans. Thousands of players have put up $10,000 to play in the most prestigious tournament in the world with the dream of locking in a spot among the final nine who will return in November to play down to a World Champion. This year, each of the November Nine is guaranteed at least a million dollars. There is nothing else like it. It’s the World Series of Poker — it’s the “Big Dance.”

On Thursday, all of the players who still had chips at the end of Day 1c (2,765 people) returned for Day 2c. Another grueling day of stamina-testing play concluded after five more two-hour levels, and 1,142 players were still hanging around. They’ll return for Day 3 on Friday along with the Day 2a/b players for the first time the whole field comes together — a total of 1,796 players still in contention.

David Jackson was enjoying the chip lead as he bagged up 408,800 chips on Thursday night, though he’s still several positions behind some big stacks from Day 2a/b. He’ll start Day 3 as the fifth-best stack. With four WSOP cashes and seven WSOP Circuit cashes, including four final-table appearances, Jackson is familiar with running deep in these tournaments, though he’s yet to capture that elusive gold bracelet reserved for the winner.

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Matt Jarvis at the World Series of Poker.

The best Canadian stack coming out of Thursday’s play is another player who is familiar with deep runs. Vancouver, B.C.’s Matt Jarvis made the final table of the Main Event in 2010, earning over a million dollars, and followed that up by winning a bracelet in a $5,000 event the following year for more than $800,000. He finished the day with 304,400 chips, but will begin Day 3 surpassed by two other Canadians who bagged more on Day 2a/b. Joe Lu has 387,400 and Will Molson will return with 370,300.

These are all of the 57 Canadians who survived Day 2c:

Matt Jarvis304,400Arman Soltani273,900Marc-Etienne McLaughlin235,200David Quang222,300
Jean-Pascal Savard208,100David Ormsby187,400Armin Ojani161,000Ali Rabah157,800
Jonas Mackoff154,500Vincent Jacques145,500Tyler Bonkowski144,700Adam Hui144,200
Jeff Hakim137,900Kostantinos Segounis134,300Ricky Chow132,200Thomas Popov132,000
Daniel Negreanu123,600Michael Tieu122,900Andre Barrett121,200Michael Forycki119,500
Omri Moga117,600Gareth Struivig De Groot116,300Ren Heo Zhang110,900Thomas Taylor104,900
Sam Chartier96,400Dustin Centanni95,600David Cowling93,000Sorel Mizzi90,100
Matt Marafioti87,000Raphael Bernard85,100Miguel Proulx70,500Derek Gibb68,800
Lonnie Hallett65,800Evan Jarvis64,500Peter Jetten62,200Hamza Firdawcy62,000
Mike Watson61,700Eric Cloutier56,900Philip Couture55,200Cory Parent54,700
Doug Lee52,500Ian Modder51,200Ryan Smith50,900Brant Taylor44,900
Jean-Philippe Piquette41,400Adam Tuk40,600Tammy Wing37,700Louis Boutin33,700
Joshua Platz32,100Scott Hill29,400Sonu Sharma28,700Richard Guttman28,700
Christopher Lastiwka27,400Jody Howe17,900Steven Markin16,100Michael Noor15,600
Maximilian Droege10,000      

Things start to get really exciting on Friday’s Day 3, as the money bubble is expected to burst sometime late in the day. There will be 1,000 players earning a payday in this tournament, with a min-cash worth $15,000.

Play resumes at noon on Friday with 1,796 players returning to the tables. Check back with PokerNews Canada for a recap of the action with a focus on the Canadian contingent.

Details courtesy of the WSOP Live Blog.

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