(Way) Outside the WSOP – (Main Event Day 1d Evening Update)

by , Jul 6, 2008 | 7:58 pm

Registration is finally over for the Main Event, and a record 2,461 took to the felt today in their quest to be part of the November Nine and take down the over $9.1m first place prize. Among those who’ve already been eliminated today: Phil Ivey, Jennifer Tilly, Andy Bloch, Jose Canseco, Annie Duke, Allen Kessler, David Williams and Noel Furlong. The leader at the dinner break appears to be Brad Tisdale with about 112,000 in chips. Notables towards the top of the leaderboard: Victor Ramdin, Thomas “Thunder” Keller, Aaron Kanter, Jean-Robert Bellande, Brandon Cantu, Mark Newhouse and Antonio Esfandiari. You can follow the players as they return from their dinner break at the WSOP.com site here.

More updates later this evening…

3 Comments to “(Way) Outside the WSOP – (Main Event Day 1d Evening Update)”

  1. Poker Shrink

    I propose that poker media ban together and not cover certain ignorant jerks, just leave them out of all coverage, never mention their names or acknowledge them in any way.

    My (first) nomination would be Jose Canseco for all the obvious reasons.

  2. Poker Rake

    $9.1 million huh? I was hoping they’d exceed 2006’s first place prize. Well, at least it’s an improvement over last year’s. Could be a sign that the industry is slowly recovering…
    It’s funny how all the big names bust out so early in the Big Dance, yet they do so well in preliminary events…

  3. DanM

    I don’t think ALL the big names bust out early … I think it’s just numbers. Some 500 pros, semi-pros, and busted degenerates show up for “The Big Dance” — That leaves about 450 names to bust out relatively early along the way … so it seems they drop like flies, but really it’s just math.