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WSOP Main Event Day 2b: Ivey Stunned
Phil Ivey, Doyle Brunson and Chris Ferguson were among the players to bust on Day 2b of the 2010 WSOP Main Event.
A total of 2,734 players started the day but only a little over 1,400 will see the light of Day 3.
Ricardo Fasanaro, Gabriel Walls, Vanessa Selbst, Bryn Kenney and Alex Kostritsyn were among the chip leaders as the tournament clock was finally paused at the completion of the day.
Ivey and Brunson were definitely not the only people to bust as over 1,000 players were sent to the rail throughout the day.
There numerous celebrities in the field to start the day but Shannon Elizabeth, Trishelle Cannatella and Sam Simon were all among the players to bust.
Perhaps most disappointing elimination of the day was Ivey who last year fought his way through 6,488 runners before finally busting at the 2009 final table in seventh place.
Ivey ran pocket queens into pocket kings and despite hitting a queen on the turn was eliminated when his opponent made trip kings on the river.
The single biggest controversy of the day occurred when Prahlad Friedman was accused of making a call just as the time on a called clock had expired.
The dealer hadn't heard the call and mucked Friedman's hand.
Ted Bort was furious as he would have busted Friedman if he had called. He mentioned to the ESPN cameramen on the scene that he wanted the tapes just so he could have the satisfaction of knowing he busted Friedman.
Friedman, who is no stranger to controversy, maintained that he had said call but the floorman had already counted down to one.
With all the starting days out of the way the WSOP Main Event will now take one day off before all the remaining players reconvene on Monday at 12:00 p.m.
It will be the first time every surviving player in this tournament has been under the same roof so there should be fireworks.