Roughly 500 Players Still Standing At End of DayPublished on July 6th, 2014 4:03 pm EST
Day 1a of this year's World Series of Poker main event ended up drawing a total of 771 players, which was down from the 943 players that turned out for Day 1a last year.
Last year's turnout for each of the first day opening flights ended up looking like this:
Day 1a - 943 players
Day 1b - 1,942 players
Day 1c - 3,467 players
This 6,352 entrant turnout ended up creating a total prize pool of $59,708,800.
While Day 1a of this year's event had a smaller turnout compared to last year, tournament organizers are still expecting in excess of 6,000 players when all is said and done, especially with the promise of a guaranteed $10,000,000 payday for the eventual winner.
Here were the top chip counts at the end of Day 1a:
Martin Jacobson, 200,100
Aaron Wilt, 157,650
Seamus Cahill, 150,000
Ken Einiger, 129,000
Kenny Tran, 119,000
Some of the other notable stacks at the end of the day included:
Johnny Chan, 106,000
Ryan Riess, 70,225
Chris Moneymaker, 69,850
Antonio Esfandiari, 59,775
Annette Obrestad, 54,625
Mike Matusow, 53,625
Day 1b numbers will be made available later tonight by the World Series of Poker.
Filed Under: The World Series of Poker