The Main Event: Legends Often Fall
July 8, 2021

The first Day 2 of the World Series of Poker Main Event saw carnage in the Rio, as hundreds of the initial 1,478 Day 2a players, had their dreams of winning Poker's ultimate prize cruelly dashed.

More than half of the day's starting field was eliminated by the end of Tuesday's play including many, many, well known professional players.  In fact, to say it was a tough day for the marquee names would be a gross understatement, I haven't seen prose abused so badly since Keanu Reeves was in Shakespear's Much Ado about Nothing.  Just a short list of players knocked out during the difficult day includes Gus Hansen, Johnny Chan, Jon "PearlJammer" Turner, Jennifer Tilly, Brian Townsend, Phil Laak, John Hennigan, Tony G, Raymond Davis, Jason Mercier, Shaun Deeb, Lex Veldhuis, Hoyt Corkins, Mel Judah, Alex Kravchenko, Todd Brunson, Billy "The Croc" Argyros, Mike Matusow, Gavin "the Caveman" Smith, Kili Madrid, Brad Garrett, Amarillo Slim Preston, Dewey Tomko, Juha Helppi and sadly "Poppa PokerRoad" Barry Greenstein.

With so many pros felted during Day 2a it would be easy to imagine there aren't many recognizable names left to see Day 3, but happily that's not the case, just some of the folks that could be seen happily filing out of the Rio at the end of the day were Greg "FBT" Mueller, Eric Cloutier, Andy Black, Chris "Jesus" Ferguson, Sorel Mizzi, Shane Warne, Mike Sexton, Jimmy Fricke, Tom Schneider, Pam Brunson, Vitaly Lunkin, Kara Scott, Greg Raymer, Isaac Baron, Erik Seidel, Joe Serock, Roland de Wolfe, Will "The Thrill" Failla and Joe Sebok, still carrying the banner for Team PokerRoad with an above average chip stack around 122,000.

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Story by Mark Anderson

Sweet Tweets* Day 2a.

Raised in with Aces and Kings once each, but no love. No one wants to play with Joey. :( down about 4k so far. Panic! Haha.
-Joe Sebok

I have been up to 22k and down to 8k. I currently have 13k. Average is 45k.
-Barry Greenstein

Slept in the first level of day 2 of the main event. Oops.
-Jimmy Fricke

Tomorrow just after midnight it'll be 12:34:56 07/08/09.. Nerd alert
-Devin Porter

Going to take some super advanced strategy to turn my $5600 in chips to 195million
-Erik Seidel

if i have a hero in the poker world, it's Barry Greenstein. He is the damnest bulldog i've ever known..he never gives up.
-Doyle Brunson

Folded jacks when I could have raced against Ace King . Then called with jacks against kings. Out of main event.
-Barry Greenstein

Gotta love the WSOP. Today I played w people from Holland, Germany, Russia, Brazil, + Finland. Most exotic tho were the people from Texas
-Erik Seidel

"Were you busy doing your hair?" Brad Garret asked a player returning to table. "You gotta watch the game" after player asked about action.
-Bluff Magazine

Roller coaster day. Feel like I was kicked in the head by a mule, but finished w/122k. We do not quit. We do not tire. Day 3. Lock it up.
-Joe Sebok

*A sampling of Twitter posts from Event #57, courtesy of the
PokerRoad Nation.

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