WSOP 2016 Day 1A: Main Event Winners And Losers

On Saturday, July 9th, the World Series of Poker’s marquee tournament, the $10,000 No-limit Texas Hold ’em World Championship, got underway at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The prestigious event traditionally is held over three starting days to accomodate the huge number of players who turn out hoping to capture the most coveted prize in the whole of tournament poker, and this year 764 players showed up for its Day 1A. By the end of the day, however, just 567 players remained who will now enjoy a  few days break before going through to Day 2.
Amongst the notable pros who saw their 2016 Main Event aspirations cut short on Day 1A was 7-times bracelet winner Billy Baxter, 2015 Last Woman Standing Kelly Minkin, Mark Radoja, Calvin Anderson, Matt Waxman, and David Paredes. Two-times bracelet holder Greg Mueller also hit the rail having failed to even cash at this year’s series, after which he tweeted:
“And Busto!!!! Pretty much sums up my WSOP 2016.. #Tragic”
Rising atop of the chip counts at the end of Day 1A was Gary Sewell (photo) with 312,500 in chips, with UK pro Matthew Ashton (212,600), and hedge fund manager Dan Shak (208,400) also finishing in a top ten position.
Other notable pros also thriving on the day included Peter Eichhardt (174,300), Adam Friedman (165,100), Michael Gathy (151,000), Gaelle Baumann (126,000) and Shannon Shorr (125,900). Surviving the day on lesser stacks was Andy Black (103,400), David Sands (83,800), Hoyt Corkins (76,100), and Barry Shulman (34,800).
Top 10 Chip Counts
1: Gary Sewell 312,500
2: Alvaro Lopez 306,200
3: Scott Neuman 226,000
4: Sean Case 222,500
5: Matthew Ashton 212,600
6: Alexander Barlow 212,100
7: Joep Raemaekers 211,170
8: Carl Carodenuto 210,800
9: Dan Shak 208,400
10: Derek Chang 205,200

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