When the remaining 4,389 players from the three Day 1 starting flights returned to play either Day 2AB or Day 2C of The Main Event, they were still dreaming of the $7,680,021 first place prize, the bracelet and the glory. But first they had to survive the day, and it proved to be a tough one as only 1,792 players advanced to Day 3.
Unfortunately a lot of notable women hit the rail, including Jennifer Tilly, Jessica Dawley, Jamie Kerstetter, Lacey Jones, Abbey Daniels, Nancy Birnbaum, Kitty Kuo, Amanda Musumeci, Yu Kurita, Sam Cohen, E-Tay, Elena Stover, Lisa Hamilton, Sofia Lövgren, Kristy Arnett, Candace Collins, and Xuan Liu, who tweeted:
Busted the main, but had a girl in the restroom tell me I look 22…and give me a pro-tip to blot my oily face with toilet liners.
— Xuan Liu (@xxl23) July 10, 2015
In spite of all the eliminations it wasn’t pure misery altogether as we still have plenty of women left in the field. Susie Zhao from Michigan finished the day with 259,300 in chips, enough for 70th place going into Day 3. Also advancing to the next round are two players, who final tabled the Ladies Event: Jacquelyn Scott and Russia’s Lika Gerasimova. Scott, who took down the Ladies Event and the bracelet, will bring 198,400 to the tables on Day 3, while Gerasimova will enter the day with 137,600. Another accomplished Russian player who made it to Day 3 is Irina Batorevich (149,000). She won both the Women’s Event at EPT Monte Carlo in 2013 and the WSOPE Ladies Event in 2012.
Besides the aforementioned we find the following female players in top 500 of the chip counts: Louise Francoeur (178,200), Karen Thielen (172,600), Katrina Gouge (164,700), Daiane Mendes (150,300), Lily Newhouse (145,700), Juliet Yarina (138,300) and Team PokerStars SportStar Fatima Moreira de Melo (160,400):
Through to day3 of the main! Shortstacked for ages and then managed to run it all the way up from 5k… https://t.co/zUrwnAyPbI
— Fatima MoreiradeMelo (@Fatimademelo) July 9, 2015
While a lot of pros had to bite the dust, others survived with a shot at becoming the next World Champion, including Kelly Minkin (76,200), Danielle “dmoongirl” Andersen (134,100), bracelet winner Marsha Wolak (105,900), Elizabeth Montizanti (97,100), Diana Svensk (77,200), Kristina Holst (76,400), PokerStars Mind Sport Ambassador Jen Shahade (75,700), bracelet winner Cyndy Violette (54,000), Rachel Kranz (48,800), Women in Poker Hall of Famer JJ Liu (47,100), Lauren Billings (42,700), Melanie Weisner (28,700), and Japan’s Yuri Ishida (25,100).
Day 3 will begin Friday at noon local time. PokerWomenNews wish all of the remaining ladies the very best of luck and run good on Day 3.