2012 WSOP Day 1B: Main Event Winners And Losers

2012 WSOP Day 1B: Main Event Winners And LosersThis year, Day 1 of the WSOP Main Event is spread over three starting days with Day 1a attracting 1,066 entrants to the year’s biggest poker tournament.
Day 1b managed to attract a further 2,114 players bringing the total number of entrants so far to 3,180 with a large turn out now necessary for Day 1c if the tournament is to exceed the 6,865 tally of last year.
Losers
Amongst the notable names hitting the rail on their first day of Main Event action was Bertrand Grospellier, Tom Dwan, Scotty Nguyen, Men Nguyen, Theo Jorgensen, Carlos Mortensen, Amanda Muscemi, Yevgeniy Timoshenko, Greg Raymer, Victor Ramdin and Todd Brunson.
Winners
On the other side of the coin, finishing top of the chip counts on Day 1b was John Hoang on 180k followed by James Schafer (171,250) and 2012 WSOP bracelet winner Vanessa Selbst in 3rd (168,350), helped along by an AA versus KK match-up at the end of the day.
“I hit a couple big hands, but otherwise I didn’t play that many big pots. It was pretty much coasting through,” explained Selbst.
Also in the top ten counts is Jason Sommerville in 8th (144,725) and Daniel Negreanu in 9th (140,075). Commenting after the day’s end, the Canadian pro said: “Anything over 50,000 or 60,000 I would’ve been happy with, 140,000 just puts me in a really good position through Day 2. I can still be really aggressive.”
Other players thriving on Day 1b with 100k+ stacks was Maria Ho, Brian Hastings and Shaun Deeb. In addition, other big names through to Day 2 include Eugene Katchalov, Dan Harrington, Sam Farha, Andy Bloch, Brian Rast, Erik Seidel, Barny Boatman, Erik Cajelais, Barry Greenstein, Neil Channing, Justin Bonomo, Andrew Lichtenberger, Erick Lindgren, Liv Boeree, Galen Hall, Huck Seed, JC Tran, Eli Elezra, Roland De Wolfe, Robert Mizrachi and TJ Cloutier.
Day 1c of the $10k Main Event gets underway later today at noon Las Vegas time, so don’t forget to check back here tomorrow for your regular daily updates.

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