WSOP Main Event Days 1A-C: 4,344 Players Make it to Days 2A-C

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2012. July 11.
The most renowned players of the world were among the total of 6,598 to enter the first event days of the Main Event of the 43rd World Series of Poker. Event #61 $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em resumes now with 4,344 grinders in play for Event Days 2A-C.
With a „Shuffle up and deal!” shout from Ellen ’Gram’ Deeb, Shaun Deeb’s grandmother, play started in the $10,000 NLHE Main Event of WSOP 2012 in the weekend. 1,066 players registered for Day 1A but only 657 made it through to Day 2. Among those who were eliminated was 12-times bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth, railed by Michael Tureniec’s three of a kind.

“I'm out of Main Event! Feeling tortured: Feeling sick...Maniac winning every pot w K-9 + Q-8, KNEW he would implode, BUT he busts me 1st” – Hellmuth commented via Twitter.

Phil Hellmuth
Phil Hellmuth

Those who return on Day 2 include Isaac Haxton, 2011 champion Pius Heinz, Barry Shulman, Mike Matusow, Allen Cunningham, Matt Stout, Tatjana Pasalic, Mike Sexton and Kevin MacPhee.

On Day 1B, 2,114 players sat down to the tables but this day also saw the elimination of a number of feature pros: Greg Raymer, Theo Jorgensen, Tom ’durrrr’ Dwan, Gavin Griffin, Todd Brunson and Bertrand Grospellier are all out.

Another favourite, Vanessa Selbst is, however, in fact among the top finishers, joined in the field of the 1,387 players who remain by names like Daniel Negreanu, Maria Ho, Shaun Deeb, Brian Hastings, Sammy Farha, Eugene Katchalov, Shawn Buchanan, PokerStars Pro Richard Tóth, Barry Greenstein, Martin Staszko, Scott Seiver, Liv Boeree, Galen Hall, English soccer legend Teddy Sheringham, Erik Seidel, Huck Seed and Brian Rast.

Vanessa Selbst
Vanessa Selbst

Day 1C presented a record in WSOP Main Event history, as it featured the biggest ever field of a single event day of 3,418 players. It also set the total prize pool at $62,021,200 with a 1st prize of $8,527,982.

Among the 2,300 players to make it through the day are Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom, for whom this was the very first WSOP Main Event ever, Doyle Brunson, Phil Ivey, Jake Cody, Joe Cada, Chris Moorman, Sorel Mizzi, Farzad Bonyadi, Johnny Chan, Antonio Esfandiari, Phil Galfond, John Juanda, Gus Hansen, Randy Lew, Michael Mizrachi, Andy Frankenberger, JP Kelly, Phil Laak, Benjamin Lamb, Arnaud Mattern, Jennifer Tilly, Daniel Cates, John Racener, Jason Mercier and Ted Forrest, to name a few.

Phil Ivey
Phil Ivey

The top finishers of Event Days 1A, 1B and 1C are as follows:

WSOP 2012 Main Event Day 1A Stacks

WSOP 2012 Main Event Day 1B Stacks

WSOP 2012 Main Event Day 1C Stacks

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