WSOP Main Event Day 1c Reports.

WSOP Main Event Day 1c Reports.

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

The third of the World Series of Poker’s Main Event starting days attracted the largest field so far, with 1,697 players registering for Day 1c. However, it is almost certain that this year’s WSOP will not beat the numbers of 2008 – the way the totals have added up so far, Day 1d would need over 3,000 entrants to top last year. The Rio doesn’t have that capacity.

US players were celebrating Independence Day on July 4th which probably explains the low turnout of the first two days. However, with almost 1,700 players registering on the third day the tournament might make a decent prize pool yet.

Among the 1,697 today were some of the biggest names of poker – Negreanu, Lederer, Duke and of course, Hellmuth, arriving on a chariot amidst models and in full Roman headdress.

In order to accomodate the sure-to-be larger Day 2b field, the tournament staff elected to play five levels to try to get the field down to a manageable size. That Day 2b field will play four levels on Wednesday in order to sync themselves with the Day 2a field (which will play five levels).

With 187,000 chips, Joe Cada is the Day 1c chip leader. However, one to watch is Jeff Lisandro, sitting pretty on 145,000 and with three bracelets behind him already. Hellmuth slipped before the end of the day and slowplayed his flopped straight into a runner-runner flush to send him back down to 25,000.

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