WSOP 2016 Day 1B: Main Event Winners And Losers

Day 1B of the 2016 World Series of Poker’s $10k World Championship saw 1,733 players enter the prestigious tournament looking to carve out a slice of WSOP glory for themselves. At the end of the day, however, just 1,302 players remained, who will now progress through to Day 2A/2B on Tuesday.
Losers
Amongst the 431 players having to put their WSOP dreams on hold for another year was such notable pros as TJ Cloutier, 2002 Main Event winner Robert Varkonyi, Jeremy Ausmus, John Hennigan, Mohsin Charania, Jean-Robert Belllande, and Rep Porter, who later tweeted:
“Out of the main event. That was as close as I have ever come to folding KK preflop.”
Winners
Finishing Day 1B as the chip leader was Russian Andrey Zaichenko (photo), who managed to spin his 50k starting stack into 292,700 chips by the end of the day’s action, followed by Belgian Kenny Hallaert (269,400), and US player Kevin Powell (219,800).
Also progressing through to Day 2AB was a number of former Main Event champions, including Johnny Chan (160,800), Chris Ferguson (80,300), Martin Jacobson, Tom McEvoy, and Greg Raymer,  who tweeted:
“bagging a healthy 116,700 @WSOP #mainevent day 1b. very card dead last level, plus a couple bad rivers. very happy with well above avg stack.”
Other notable pros making headway on Day 1B includes Justin Bonomo (145,300), Melanie Weisner (177,000), Anthony Zinno (131,000), Jason Somerville, and Vanessa Selbst (133,900), who later tweeted:
“Rollercoaster day 1 #WSOPMainEvent.Up to 86k, down to 4k, ended on 133k. Fun playing w @PrahladFriedman and @gordoMG. Easier table Tuesday!”
Day 1C
Day 1C of the WSOP Main Event gets underway later today (11am) at the Rio Convention Center, with the field traditionally the largest of the three starting days. So far, 2,497 players have entered Days 1A and 1B, with
a further 3,923 players needed for Day 1C to beat the 6,420 players who entered the Main Event in 2015.
Top 10 Chip Counts:
1: Gary Sewell (312,500)
2: Alvaro Lopez (306,200)
3: Andrey Zaichenko (292,700)
4: Kenny Hallaert (269,400)
5: Scott Neuman (226,000)
6: Sean Case (222,500)
7: Kevin Powell (219,800)
8: Matthew Ashton (212,600)
9: Alexander Barlow (212,100)
10: Joep Raemaekers (211,1709)

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