Welcome back to our ongoing coverage of the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event! The starting flights of this prestigious event have gone by in a flash and the Amazon, Brasilia, and Pavilion rooms will all be filled to the brim with players returning for the second day of play. Day 1a leader Martin Jacobson will be returning to the biggest stack of today's players with 200,100, while hot on Jacobson's heels will be Day 1b chip leader Trey Luxemberger who bagged up 193,450.
Players from each of the first two starting flights will once again compete against those from their original flights. The 505 players to advance from Day 1a will be posted up in the Amazon room while the 1,428 who moved on from Day 1b will be placed in both Brasilia and Pavilion. The field will play a grand total of five two-hour levels today before bagging and tagging for the evening.
Dozens of notable names will be chasing the Swedish Jacobson in his starting flight, including top stacks Aaron Wilt (157,650), Seamus Cahill (150,775), Andy Hwang (118,875), Mukul Pahuja (114,800), and Alex Simic (110,675) as well as the likes of Layne Flack (75,450), Ryan Riess (70,225), Chris Moneymaker (69,850), Antonio Esfandiari (59,775), and Annette Obrestad (54,625).
Meanwhile chasing Luxemburger among the Day 1b runners will be several notable big stacks including Paul Tedeschi (137,450), Joe Kuether (135,675), Erik Seidel (134,025), Mark Radoja (126,000), and Matt Affleck (122,150). Main Event champions Dan Harrington (35,200) and Huck Seed (22,750) will also return to the felt.
Play kicks off at 12 p.m. local time. As always, be sure to stay tuned for PokerNews for all of the big pots, bad beats, and bust outs from the 2014 WSOP Main Event!