WSOP 2011 – $5,000 NL Triple Chance draws huge field

WSOP 2011 – $5,000 NL Triple Chance draws huge field

Thursday, 30 June 2011

With the field sizes for the 2011 WSOP breaking records, no one was too surprised to see a monster field for the $5,000 NL Triple Chance event. What was surprising was that the overall field of 814 players was actually more than competed in Event #4, the $5,000 NL freezeout.

With Day 1 in the books we’ve had 578 players hit the rail, leaving us with just 236 remaining for Day 2 and looking to head into the money. Of the final 236, 81 will be paid at least $9,561 with the final table guaranteed $61,899 and the winner set to take home $825,604.

Masa Kagawa leads the field with 113,500 in chips but he is followed in the top ten by stiff competition – Sheffield's Richard Trigg is in second place just a few big blinds behind while Josh Arieh and James Akenhead have snuck into the top five chip counts also. Men Nguyen and Daniel Alaei join Andy Black and Lex Veldhuis in making up the rest of the top ten chip counts.

Dave “Devilfish” Ulliott, Jake Cody, Audley Harrison and James Dempsey are the notable British survivors while Carlos Mortensen, Joe Hachem, Tom Marchese, Jason Somerville and many more make up the international field.

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Tags: WSOP 2011, James Akenhead, Richard Trigg, Masa Kagawa, Josh Arieh, Men Nguyen, Daniel Alaei