2008 WSOP Day 40: Day 2a runners are off

Svetlana Gromenkova
Why so glum?: Gromenkova busts on Day 2a.

The 2008 World Series of Poker Main Event Day 2a got off to a running start today with players wasting no time making moves to try to build on their chip stacks.

Just an hour in, more than 100 players were already eliminated, and the poker room was a chorus of all-ins as short-stacked players tried their best to double up quickly and get back in the mix.

Among the dearly departed from the Main Event today are Billy Baxter, Tony Hachem, Julian Gardner, Toto Leonidas, Erick Lindgren, Hoyt Corkins, Kathy Liebert, John Duthie, Chris Bell and more.

Ray Romano and Shane Warne are both still in it, either proving once again that anything can happen or that celebrities can become good poker players too.

Patrik Antonius has taken a hit to his chip stack, but he's still hanging in with about $24,000, while his wife continues to best him in chips even though her starting stack for the day has dipped from about $70,000 to the mid $60k range.

For all the latest and greatest information on the 2008 WSOP Main Event straight from the floor of the Rio, head to the Live Tournaments section.

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