Evan Panesis Leads After Day 1a

Published on July 7th, 2013 11:22 am EST

The King presents World Series of PokerThe 2013 World Series of Poker main event officially kicked off yesterday, with a total of 943 players turning out for the first Day 1 flight.

Day 1a tends to be the slowest day of the three Day 1 flights at the World Series of Poker main event, as many players choose to rest and start on a later day. For instance, in 2012, the Day 1 numbers looked like this:

Day 1a - 1,066 players
Day 1b - 2,114 players
Day 1c - 3,418 players

So, based on these numbers, this year's Day 1a field size was lower than last year's (1,066 players) but higher than in 2011 (897 players).


584 of the 943 players who took part on Day 1a are still alive heading into Tuesday's Day 2a.

Here are the top 10 chip stacks heading into Tuesday:

Evan Panesis, 190,975
Nicholas Crisp, 184,075
Abdulaziz Almashal, 180,575
Sergio Castelluccio, 175,825
Michael Wehner, 170,325
Jason Manger, 158,150
Yucel Eminoglu, 147,425
Gal Erlichman, 146,875
Scott Wesley, 137,075
Jonathan Lane, 137,075

Some of the notable names who are still alive include:

Farzad Bonyadi, 100,850
Olivier Busquet, 87,775
Greg Merson, 81,650
Ronnie Bardah, 75,675
John Hennigan, 75,200
Kenny Tran, 68,025
Ivan Demidov, 57,225
Phil Galfond, 54,250
Mike Matusow, 44,150
Matt Glantz, 37,000
Mike Sexton, 36,500
Brian Rast, 30,925
Tony Dunst, 26,825
Joe Cada, 26,600


Day 1B of the 2013 World Series of Poker main event will get underway this afternoon.


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