WSOP 2011 – Day 1 of $5k NL attracts field of 865 players

WSOP 2011 – Day 1 of $5k NL attracts field of 865 players

Friday, 3 June 2011

One of the staple events of the WSOP, the $5,000 NL tournament, joined the $1,500 Omaha 8 event in attracting a record field with 865 players putting up or qualifying into the event. This gives us 73 more players than the 2010 field and a full 200 more than the 665 that competed in this event in 2009.

After ten levels of play we are left with 243 of the field and Gavin Cochrane has accumulated the biggest stack with 175,500 on the felt when it was time to bag up. He is closely followed by Victor Ramdin (who is coming close to a Seiborg-esque run) with Jordan Morgan, Brandon Cantu, Kevin Saul and Dave Sands also making the top ten.

The list of players who didn’t make it to Day 2 is impressive also – Daniel Negreanu, Vanessa Selbst, Jason Mercier and Tom Dwan all hit the rail early and made the event considerably easier for our 243 survivors tomorrow. Of these, 81 will be turning a profit on this event with the final table players guaranteed $65,535 and the winner walking away with $874,116.

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Tags: WSOP 2011, $5k NL Hold Em, Victor Ramdin, Brandon Cantu