The day began with 1,250 players who made it through Day 1a and Day 1b. By the end of the night only 469 of them would survive the span from Level 6 to Level 10 of this Main Event.
For the first time tonight, the Amazon Room was less than half full thanks to all the casualties of the day, a powerful reminder that this WSOP is just one week away from finishing up and being consigned to the history books - with the obvious exception of the Main Event final table, which has been delayed until November. By this time next week we'll all know who the nine players will be returning for that historic final table.
Today's ESPN feature table saw the likes of Ray Romano, the famous stand-up comedian and actor. Everyone at the table didn't love Ray enough to let him make it through the day, though, sending him home after dinner.
Day 2b is due to kick off on Wednesday at noon - be sure to follow all the action right here with the PokerListings.com WSOP Live Updates crew.