Smith, Timex, Mercier, Cody Alive in $10m WCOOP Main

Dan Smith
King Dan Smith: Knows how to close out big tournaments.

At least two players will take home $1m+ when the 2013 WCOOP Main Event resumes today and dozens of big-time pros are still in the hunt.

Blowing right through its $8m guarantee the $5,200 ME built up an impressive $10.6m kitty to split among the top 243 spots with $1.8m and $1.2m for first and second, respectively.

After a big Day 1 yesterday just 296 players remain in the field but among them are plenty of the toughest pros in the world right now.

Smith in Top 5, Mercier Well Above Average

Among the most notable of the notable are tournament crusher Dan "Danny98765" Smith and PokerStars pro Jason Mercier.

Smith sits on a monster stack of 536,211 for third overall while Mercier hit two big double-ups late yesterday to jump to 273,873, good for 31st overall. Also with above-average stacks:

Jason Mercier
Mercier: Known to close a few tourneys himself.
  • Andrey "Kroko-dill" Zaichenko (7th, 440,745)
  • Zimnan "Zimmy86" Ziyard (8th, 416,810)
  • Ryan "king10clubs" Madsen (17th, 335,466)
  • Mike "Timex" McDonald (24th, 298,150)

Plenty more notables remain in the hunt including:

  • Jon "PearlJammer" Turner
  • Peter "Apathy123" Jetten
  • Andrew Lichtenberger
  • Shaun Deeb
  • Jake Cody
  • Liv Boeree
  • Mickey "mement_mori" Petersen
  • Humberto Brenes
  • Shane "Shaniac" Schleger
  • Steve O'Dwyer and more

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