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2014 WSOP National Championship

Thursday, May 22, 2014 to Saturday, May 24, 2014

2014 WSOP National Championship - No-Limit Hold'em

EVENT IN PROGRESS:Level: 25 | Blinds: 15,000/30,000 | Ante: 5,000
  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $1,260,000
  • Entries: 126
  • Remaining: 0

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Friday, May 23, 2014 12:17 PM Local Time

Choctaw Casino Champion Chris Bowen and Harrah's Cherokee Main Event Champion Jason Sandling get it all-in on a flop of    . Bowen holds    for the overpair and small flush draw, while Sandling has    for top pair with the nut flush draw.

Sandling makes the nut flush with the   on the turn, so while the river does make Bowen a set with the  , it is not enough and he is eliminated.

Jason Sandling - 185,000
Chris Bowen - eliminated

Friday, May 23, 2014 12:15 PM Local Time

Nipun Java opens for 3,300 from under the gun on the first hand of Day 2. Action folds to Sean Stevens on the button and he three-bets to 10,000. The blinds fold and it's back on Java. Java eyes Stevens' stack and pushes his remaining 43,000 in the middle. Stevens calls and quickly shows   .

Stevens is the at-risk player, but he holds a commanding lead over Java's   .

The board runs out       leaving Java with a mere 200 chips -- one ante. The pot sends Stevens' stack toward six figures.

Java exits the tournament on the next hand.

Sean Stevens - 90,000
Nipun Java - eliminated

Friday, May 23, 2014 12:11 PM Local Time

The prize pool hasn't been calculated just yet, but the official tally of players for the 2014 National Championship is in. Of the 100 Circuit qualifiers, 98 played in the event. There were also 26 players who bought in for $10,000. With that in mind, the total field size will be considered 126 players. Prize pool details should be available soon.

Friday, May 23, 2014 12:07 PM Local Time

There were a few different ways to get into this event. If you're wondering what kind of qualifiers comprise the Day 2 field, we've broken it down for you:

Casino Champions: 7
Main Event Champions: 6
At-large Qualifiers: 21
WSOP.com Qualifiers: 4
POY Qualifiers (bought in for $10,000): 12

Friday, May 23, 2014 12:04 PM Local Time
Level: 11
Blinds: 800/1,600
Ante: 200
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Friday, May 23, 2014 12:04 PM Local Time

Cards are in the air for Day 2 of the WSOP National Championship and registration is officially closed. Full prize pool information will be posted shortly.

Friday, May 23, 2014 11:37 AM Local Time

Matt Stout 85,400 Main / 26 / 1
Bryan Campanello 143,300 Main / 26 / 2
Edward Bass 35,100 Main / 26 / 3
Ruslan Dykshteyn 145,200 Main / 26 / 5
Ryan Tepen 62,300 Main / 26 / 6
Andrew Robinson 62,100 Main / 26 / 7
Jamie Kerstetter 26,000 Main / 26 / 8
Tracy Doss 108,000 Main / 26 / 9

James Dorrance 41,400 Main / 28 / 1
Loni Harwood 99,000 Main / 28 / 2
Nipun Java 42,800 Main / 28 / 3
Jesse Capps 50,600 Main / 28 / 4
Richard Block 11,400 Main / 28 / 5
Jared Hamby 22,300 Main / 28 / 6
Yossi Azulay 53,100 Main / 28 / 7
Jeff Gunnip 201,000 Main / 28 / 8
Sean Stevens 42,800 Main / 28 / 9

Stephen Chidwick 60,900 Main / 31 / 1
Robert Irby 89,800 Main / 31 / 2
Joseph Morneau 76,600 Main / 31 / 3
Jessie Bryant 132,600 Main / 31 / 4
Scott Clements 31,900 Main / 31 / 6
Eric Baldwin 129,100 Main / 31 / 8
David Nicholson 66,500 Main / 31 / 9

Micheal Oshana 104,600 Main / 33 / 1
Aditya Prasetyo 84,200 Main / 33 / 2
Christopher Bibb 70,900 Main / 33 / 3
Paul Cookson 91,100 Main / 33 / 4
Pavlin Karakikov 72,000 Main / 33 / 5
Athanasios Polychronopoulos 111,200 Main / 33 / 6
Tim Campbell 47,000 Main / 33 / 7
Bernard Lee 36,800 Main / 33 / 8
Darren Rabinowitz 58,700 Main / 33 / 9

Matthew Ashton 121,200 Main / 34 / 1
Jason Strasser 37,100 Main / 34 / 2
Russell Thomas 116,200 Main / 34 / 4
Michael Wang 48,000 Main / 34 / 5
Jesse Martin 54,700 Main / 34 / 6
Patricia Till 23,100 Main / 34 / 7
Christian Pham 29,900 Main / 34 / 8
Dominik Nitsche 171,600 Main / 34 / 9

Greg Merson 73,800 Main 37 / 1
Jason Sandling 116,700 Main 37 / 2
Stacy Kilcullen 75,000 Main 37 / 3
Christopher Bowen 42,600 Main 37 / 4
Joshua Evans 31,700 Main 37 / 5
Peter Nigh 103,100 Main 37 / 6
Sean Lippel 53,700 Main 37 / 7
Ylon Schwartz 114,000 Main 37 / 8
Benjamin Keelin 19,900 Main 37 / 0

Friday, May 23, 2014 11:30 AM Local Time
Friday, May 23, 2014 11:19 AM Local Time

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Day 2 of the WSOP National Championship begins at 12 p.m. ET with 50 players still left to contend for the year's first bracelet and the lion's share of the seven-figure prize pool. As of now, the field stands at 124 strong but registration remains open until cards go in the air and final prize pool information will be posted shortly thereafter.

While there's no shortage of notables in the counts -- including Dominik Nitsche, Eric Baldwin, Matthew Ashton, Loni Harwood and Greg Merson -- it's the Circuit's own Jeff Gunnip (pictured) leading the pack as the only player above the 200,000 mark. Gunnip, the Palm Beach Casino Champion, rode his automatic berth all the way to Day 2 and the second leg of his journey to WSOP gold begins now.

Other Circuit notables still alive include Jessie Bryant, Pavlin Karakikov, Ryan Tepen, Yossi Azulay and Bernard lee.

The remaining players take their seats to blinds of 800/1,600 with a 200 ante. Day 2 is set to play down to the final six players who will come back tomorrow to play out the duration of the tournament in front of the ESPN cameras.

Live updates from the tournament floor will be available throughout the day right here on WSOP.com.

Full start of Day 2 chip counts are available under the Reports tab.

Good luck, players!