2016 WSOP Main Event: Day 1C Winners And Losers

The final starting day of the WSOP Main Event traditionally attracts its biggest field, and last year a record was set after 3,963 players entered on Day 1C. That record lasted just one year, though, as yesterday a staggering 4,240 players showed up at the Rio Convention Center, making it the largest ever single-day field in the prestigious competition’s history.
When the 764 players who entered on Day 1A, and the 1,733 player who entered on Day 1B are included, the 2016 WSOP Main Event now has a combined starting field of 6,737 players, making it the 5th biggest field ever, with the eventual winner now guaranteed a first place prize worth $8 million.
By the time play finished on Day 1C, just over 3,000 competitors still remained in contention for poker’s ultimate prize. A number of notable pros, however, did not manage to survive the day’s action, including Jason Mercier who later tweeted:
“Busted Wsop main event. Fairly miz day… Got my last 3900 in reluctantly with KTs, somehow run into K9s and he turns a 9”
Also eliminated on Day 1C was Randy Lew, Phil Laak, Ryan D’Angelo, John Racener, Brandon Cantu, and Chance Kornuth.
Ending Day 1C as the chip leader was Timothy Sheehan who managed to spin his 50k starting stack into 405,000, followed a fair distance behind in second spot by the UK’s Ben Vinson (251,000), and then Duy Ho (225,000).
Amongst the big name pros surviving the day was a number of previous Main Event champions including Joe Cada (111,500), Ryan Reiss (82,700), Chris Moneymaker (61,700), Scotty Nguyen (60,400), Phil Hellmuth (45,200), Greg Merson (24,300), and Joe Hachem (24,900).
Other familiar names progressing through to Day 2AB was Todd Brunson (108,500), John Juanda (75,200), Phil Ivey (26,100), and Daniel Negreanu (18,600).
Day 2AB
Survivors from Days 1A and 1B return to the action later on today at 11pm on Day 2AB, while those surviving on Day 1C will have an extra day’s break before returning to the Rio on Day 2C.

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