2017 WSOP Main Event: Day 1c Winners And Losers

2017 WSOP Main Event: Day 1c Winners And LosersThe final starting day of the 2017 WSOP Main Event is now in the bag, with 4,262 players turning up to the Rio Convention Center on Day 1c. Combined with the 795 competitors who joined on Day 1a, and the 2,164 who did so on Day 1b, this year’s Main Event subsequently attracted a total of 7,221 players overall, making it the third largest field since the tournament started back in 1972.
As a result, the $67,877,400 prize pool will award a cash prize of at least $15,000 for the top 1,084 finishers, with a monstrous $8,150,000 payday awaiting the eventual winner. Commenting on the impressive numbers, WSOP executive director Ty Stewart, stated:
“The players came from far and wide to help make poker great again. Wonderful to see that lucky seven number yet again. Many dismissed poker prematurely and thought decline far more likely than growth. But one thing is certain: There is only one WSOP, now and always.”
On Day 1c, France’s Jerome Brion finished the chip leader on a 248,000 stack, followed by Tyson Mao with 242,800. Amongst the notable pros also making it through to Day 2 was former WSOP Main Event winners Johnny Chan (1987/88) and Scotty Nguyen (1998) with more than double their initial starting stacks. Phil Hellmuth (1989) also made the cut on an 87,400 stack, as did the 2009 Champion Joe Cada with 63,000 chips, and 2000 winner Chris Ferguson on 56,100.
Other notable pros making it through the day includes Natasha Mercier (218,000), Adam Levy (220,700), Nick Maimone (213,000), Andre Akkari (189,900), Brandon Shack-Harris (160,000), Brian Rast (126,900), Jason Mercier (28,500), and Daniel Negreanu (26,000).
Amongst the players falling at the first hurdle, however, was Mark Newhouse, John Juanda, John Duthie, Johnny Lodden, Dan Heimiller, John Racener, and Ari Engel.
The WSOP Main Event resumes later today with those players surviving Days 1a and 1b return to the Rio for a communal Day 2ab starting at 11 a.m.

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