WSOPE Main Event Day 1a – Mizrachi Marches In Front

The first day of the World Series Of Poker Europe Main Event got underway yesterday with Day 1a proving to be a very good one for Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi. He is looking to add to the bracelet he won last year at the WSOPE in the Mix-Max Event by taking down the Main Event this time around.

He finished Day 1a with a chip count of 234,850 which put him top of the pile in the early stages of this event. There were 215 players who took to the felt on Day 1a but by the end of play that number had been halved to 117.

Of the notable players taking part on Day 1a there was Phil Ivey, Tobias Reinkenmeier, Jennifer Tilly, JC Tran, Matt Stout, Nam Le, JC Alvarado, Chris Moorman, Steve O’Dwyer, Vanessa Selbst and Victor Ramdin.

98 Players Sent To The Rail!

With 117 players booking their places in Day 2 of the competition it meant that 98 headed for the exit signs with some notables being amongst them. Tilly, Reinkenmeier, Fabrice Soullier, Frank Kassela, Will Failla and Jeff Lisandro being the biggest names of the day to hit the rail.

Phil Ivey had a rather up and down day at the office, he started very well and was amongst the leaders but then started to struggle, he eventually finished with a stack of 55k. Other notable stacks include JC Alvarado who holds 180,675, Matt Stout with 61,650, Dan Shak holding 100,875, Prosper Masquelier having 70,450 and Steve O’Dwyer happy enough with 89,000.

Attendances Down!

The amount of player’s registering in all of the events at the WSOPE have been down so far at this year’s World Series Of Poker Europe with Day 1a of the Main Event being different. Day 2 is normally the busier day of the two yet it is going to take something special to beat the over figure of 593 from last year.

Players that are expected on Day 2 include Daniel Negreanu, Jason Mercier and Tristan Wade amongst many other big name poker players.

The tournament is still at the very early stages and there is a very long way to go, yet Mizrachi has made the best possible start and how he continues on Day 2 will go a long way to determining just what sort of event he can have.

Day 1b is set to get underway today at 12pm CET and we will be here to bring you exactly what goes down. So if you want to be kept up to date, simply keep in touch.