2011 WSOP Day 1D: Main Event Winners And LosersJuly 11, 2011 7:34 am
The last entry day for the $10k No-Limit Hold’em event has been completed with 2,809 players showing up for Day 1d, making the overall tally for the Main Event the third biggest ever at 6,865 players.
With the total prize pool now standing at $64,531,000, the eventual champion can look forward to a $8,711,956 top prize, to go with the most sought after title in the whole of poker.
In addition, any player finishing in the top 622 positions will be guaranteed a minimum of at least $19,359.
Out of the 2,809 entrants playing on Day 1d, many pros found their initial 30k chip starting stack obliterated in no time. 2011 bracelet winner Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, for instance, moved all-in with A-K into an opponent’s pocket aces to exit the Main Event in double time.
Other notable names joining the Frenchman on the rail included John Juanda,Tom Dwan, Antonio Esfandiari, Frank Kassela, Ivan Demidov, Prahlad Friedman, David Williams, Michael Binger, Jennifer Tilly, Chino Rheem, Tom Marchese, Jason Senti, Shawn Sheikhan and Owais Ahmed.
Rising to the top of the chip count on Day 1d was Maynard Little, who managed to run his starting stack up to 179,450 by the end of the day.
Notable pros with their WSOP hopes still very much intact include Freddy Deeb, Jeff Madsen, Joe Sebok, Todd Brunson, Lyle Berman, Men Nguyen, Mike Sexton, Phil Laak, Vanessa Rousso, Victor Ramdin, Andy Black and Shannon Elizabeth.
Past WSOP Main Event champions progressing through to Day 2 included Joe Hachem, Huck Seed, Robert Varkonyi, Jamie Gold and WSOPE winner James Bord.
On to Day 2
Monday sees survivors from Days 1a and 1c combine to play on Day 2a, while Days 1b and 1d will play on Day 2b, with the fields then uniting on Day 3.
The field still includes six of last year’s November Niners; Jonathan Duhamel, Joseph Cheong, John Racener, Soi Nguyen, Filippo Candio, and Matt Jarvis who will all be in action on Day 2.
The chipleaders from each of the four starting days are as follows:
Day 1a Fred Berger (209k)
Day 1b Ben Lamb (199.9k)
Day 1c Kevin song (163.3k)
Day 1d Mory Little (179.4k)
Check back tomorrow at OnlinePoker.net for the latest updates on the 2011 WSOP Main Event and Day 2a’s winners and losers.