WSOPE 2010 Main Event: Day 1B Winners And LosersSeptember 25, 2010 7:13 am
On Day 1B of the 2010 WSOP Europe Main Event, 209 players showed up at the Empire Casino hoping to earn themselves a place in WSOP history. By the end of the day, however, that figure had been been whittled down to just 117 hopefuls.
Both Day 1 flights of the competition have now been completed, and out of the combined starting fields of 346 players just 195 remain heading into Day 2. The £10,350 buy-in which each player ponied up has now helped create a first place prize worth an impressive £830,401 ($1.31m).
Among the 92 players eliminated on Day 1B was online cash prodigy Tom “durrrr” Dwan, who was dealt a pair of pocket 7’s and got all his chips in on a 5-6-8 flop but found himself up against pocket K’s.
Other notable names falling by the wayside on the Day 1B included Chino Rheem, James Akenhead, Jeff Madsen, Frank Kassela, Richard Ashby, and Andrew Robl.
Holding an overnight lead was Irish Open Champion James Mitchell sitting on a massive 178,850 stack with November Niner John Dolan not far behind.
In the meantime, many top pros also not only survived but positively thrived on the day including Jennifer Tilly (108,850), Eli Elezra (106,500), Antonio Esfandiari (105,125), Carlos Mortensen (101,700), Phil Laak (96,675), and Phil Ivey (94,350).
One other playing drawing major interest in the competition is the young Swedish pro Viktor Blom aka “Isildur1” who managed to amass a 91,850 chip stack on the day, helped by a huge 130,000 pot played against David Weisbeger.
Viktor Blom had been dealt Jc-10c to his opponent’s pocket 9’s and with the board falling 7h-Kh-8c-9c-Qs a hesitant Weisbeger called all-in Blom’s 40,000 river bet into the 25,000 pot to boost Isildur1’s WSOPE chances.
The excitement continues to mount as the combined fields come back today for Day 2 of the Main Event and as the action gets underway we will endeavour to bring you all the latest news here at Onlinepoker.net.