1,489 Players Turn Out For Day 1b of World Series of Poker Main Event

Published on July 7th, 2010 7:08 am EST

-- World Series of Poker chip in 3D --James Danielson dominated Day 1b of the World Series of Poker main event on Tuesday, finishing the day with over 200k in chips.

1,489 players turned out for Day 1b of the World Series of Poker main event, which brings the two day total (Day 1a and Day 1b) up to 2,614 entrants. The 1,489 entrants for Day 1b is a marked increase over last year's Day 1b totals (873 entrants). You can expect even bigger numbers on Day 1c and Day 1d - in 2009, 1,696 players turned out for Day 1c, while 2,809 played on Day 1d.

Some familiar names did very well today. They were:

Jason DeWitt - 150k
Phil Galfond - 141k
Alex Kostritsyn - 131k
Bryn Kenney - 127k
Kido Pham - 102k
Gavin Griffin - 97k


Some of the names who weren't so lucky today and were sent to the rail:

Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier
Jamie Gold
John D'Agostino
Erick Lindgren
Annette Obrestad
Joe Sebok


Of the 1,489 players that signed up to play on Day 1b, about 1000 managed to make it through to Day 2.

Day 1c will get under way on Wednesday afternoon.


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