WPT Doyle's Day 2; Legends Begin To Fall
December 16, 2021
The second day of the Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic spelled the end to many of the top tournament players in the world, and it's a testament to what an amazing tournament the World Poker Tour is putting on that so many other legends are still in the field.

Among the list of the unlucky sat many familiar names including Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu, Freddy Deeb, Chris Ferguson, Jennifer Harman, Justin Bonomo, Todd Brunson, Chad Brown, Erick Lindgren, Kathy Liebert, John Phan, Shane Schleger, Vivek Rajkumar, Jimmy Fricke, Bertrand Grospellier, David Singer, Erik Seidel, and many more. In fact, of the list of 237 players eliminated during the tough Day 2, it's difficult to find a name that isn't well known.

The equally impressive list of survivors contains many ex-WSOP Main Event Champions, WPT winners, and cash game monsters including Johnny Chan, Mike Matusow, Joe Hachem, Nenad Medic, Annie Duke, Phil Hellmuth, Steve Sung, David Benyamine, Andy Bloch, Layne Flack, Kristy Gazes, David Sklansky, Bradley Berman, Mike Sexton, Humberto Brenes, Sorel Mizzi, John Hennigan, Allen Cunningham, Robert Mizrachi, Tuan Le, Kido Pham, Antonio Esfandiari, Barry Greenstein, and Doyle Brunson, who's still hanging in there with a slightly below average stack.

Also still in the field are both Howard Lederer and Clonie Gowen, despite what had to be a very uncomfortable day of sitting at the same table together (Clonie is currently in the midst of a major $40 million lawsuit against Full Tilt Poker, which names Howard Lederer specifically). Lederer's stack is well below average but Clonie's is very healthy, ending the day once again in the top ten.

For more information and details on all the exciting Day 2 action, visit for live updates, chip counts and videos from Amanda Leatherman.

Story by Mark Anderson
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