WSOPE 2012 Main Event: Day 1B Winners And Losers

WSOPE 2012 Main Event: Day 1B Winners And LosersDay 1B of the 2012 WSOP Europe Main Event saw 205 players enter the prestigious tournament in Cannes, but by the end of play just 115 remained. With both starting days combined, the €10,450 buy-in event managed to attract a total 420 contenders, 230 of which will now proceed through to Day 2.
Losers
Amongst the big names hitting the rail early on Day 1B was Guillaume Darcourt and 2012 WSOPE bracelet winner Roger Hairabedian. They were soon followed by Marvin Rettenmaier, John Tabatabai, John Duthie, John Juanda, Tony G, David Vamplew, Antoine Saout and Scotty Nguyen. Also, Jon Aguiar and Brandon Cantu will now be able to resume their delayed €10,000 Mix Max heads-up final today after both being eliminated from the Main Event.
Winners
Rising to the top of the chip count on Day 1B of the Main Event was France’s very own Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier, who managed to run up his 30k starting stack into 190,400 chips by the end of the day. Other big name pros close behind include Roberto Romanello in 2nd place (176,275), Daniel Negreanu in 4th (137,500) and Phil Hellmuth in 6th (116,150).
Also making it through on good sized stacks was Eugene Katchalov (103k), Liv Boeree (94k), Sam Trickett (90k). Players progressing on  avarage sized stacks include Ashton Griffin (72k), Andrew Lichtenberger (61k), Andy Frankenberger (60k), Phil Ivey (59k), David Benyamine (58k), Antonio Esfandiari (56k) and Jason Mercier (54k), who later tweeted:
“Finished wsop europe main event day 1 with 54,075 which is about avg. Around 230 players left. Over 1 million euros for first place..Snooze, snooze, snooze, snooze, okay I’ll get up 10 mins before the tournament restarts. Let’s get that million euros.”
Day 2
Day 2 has now gotten underway with the blinds starting at 300/600 and a 75 ante. With just 48 players being paid a minimum of €20,150, the event is not expected to reach its money bubble until late into Day 3. However, the €4,032,000 prize pool generated has now ensured that the eventual winner will walk away with a cool €1,022,376 first place prize.

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