Day 3 of the World Series of Poker Main Event has literally just finished up after bringing in the expected huge field we talked about yesterday. There were 3,768 players that squeezed themselves into the Rio All-Suite Casino to bring us 6,683 entries in total for this year.
That meant there were 331 more entries than this event last year and in fact the biggest field since back in 2011. This has created a prize pool of $62,820,200 which is to be shared among the top 693 players and a first place payout of at least $10 million.
There were again five levels for the players to navigate through, with each being two hours long. At the end of those levels there were 3,300 players that had done enough to advance into Day 2 with Eric Treacy leading those with a chip count of 206,175.
He was followed in second place by a certain Phil Ivey whoever, who amassed 187,025 to put himself in a strong position for Day 2.
Ended Day 1C as one of the chipleaders with 187,000
— Phil Ivey (@philivey) July 8, 2014
Others to progress included PokerStars Team Pros Daniel Negreanu, Liv Boeree and Jonathan Duhamel whilst they were joined into Day 2 with the likes of Gus Hansen, Carlos Mortensen, Phil Hellmuth, Scotty Nguyen, Joe Hachem and Dan Colman.
End day one of WSOP main event with 129,250. Day off for gym/golf combo then back to work the next day! So fun
— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) July 8, 2014
Whilst there were massive names making it through into Day 2 from Day 1c, there were plenty of others that fell at the first hurdle. Greg Raymer, Sam Trickett, Dave Ulliott, Andy Frankenberger, Melanie Weisner and Stephen Chidwick will now all have to wait another year for a shot at a World Series of Poker Main Event bracelet.
Out the main after 2 levels.Got it all in for a 55k pot w 33 on K93 flop vs AK & did not win! It hurt a lot.Wsop over now. #99#partytime
— Sam Trickett (@Samtrickett1) July 8, 2014
2d hand after break, got my JJ allin vs TT, and AA. no miracle, busted #MainEvent
— Greg Raymer (@FossilMan) July 8, 2014
The action gets back underway tomorrow with Day 2, the first time the three surviving opening day flights will converge together.
The Top Ten From Day 1c
1st) Eric Tracey – 206,175
2nd) Phil Ivey – 187,025
3rd) Ronnie Pease – 181,850
4th) Nick Yunis – 171,100
5th) Tom Sarra Jr – 168,100
6th) Martin Hansen – 167,250
7th) Konstantin Tolokno – 161,550
8th) Justin Lunin-Pack – 154,925
9th) Justin Swilling – 149,275
10th) Anthony Maio – 147,500