(Way) Outside the WSOP – Main Event Day 1c

by , Jul 5, 2009 | 6:20 am

First, this note from Nolan Dalla’s latest tournament report:

In the days following the third annual Ante Up For Africa tournament, WSOP officials have received a number of media inquiries regarding the event’s second-place finisher – specifically whether he collected his winnings without donating a portion to the cause the tournament benefits. In light of these ongoing inquiries and certain erroneous media reports that have been filed since the event’s conclusion, the WSOP feels it is necessary to clarify certain relevant facts.

First and foremost, the second-place finisher, to date, has not collected his tournament winnings. Nor has he stated an intention not to contribute to the charity. This player has, in fact, contacted Ante Up For Africa organizers to discuss his plans for the money. Any reports to the contrary are factually inaccurate and should be disregarded.

Day 1b concluded with 655 players returning Tuesday afternoon, joining the remaining entries from day 1a as Day 2a gets underway. The reported* chip leader at the end of play is Brandon Demes with 137,075. Other notables with a decent stack include: Fabrice Soulier (97,725), Joe Sebok (78,800), Bruno Fitoussi (58,100), Shaun Deeb (55,100), Amarillo Slim (48,075) and Greg Raymer (43,750). To see the entire list of survivors, check out the link here.

* Day 1 chip leader Eric Cloutier’s stack was reported as 150,750, it turns out it actually is 15,075.

Day 1c gets underway with a possible change in schedule, as ESPN.com’s Andrew Feldman noted, day 1c and 1d MAY start with 5 levels of play, then playing 4 levels on Day 2b on Wednesday. Day 2a will then be five levels long so everyone has played for the same amount of time. Feldman expects an announcement to made just before play gets underway at 12 noon today. Follow the updates over at www.wsop.com here and maybe some stuff from the rest of Pokerati during Sunday.

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

  1. Poker Shrink

    Four levels on Day One and five on Day Two is NOT the same as five on Day One and four on Day Two.

  2. DanM

    i thought it was 4 levels on Days 1a and 1b, 5 levels on Days 1c and 1d … and then day 2a has an extra level to get them caught up. no?

  3. Kevin Mathers

    Right, that’s what I said in a backwards way.

    I think Shrink’s point is that it’s not fair to make for the day 1a/b players to go from 4 to 5 levels, as it gives them a disadvantage over the day 1c/d players who go from 5 to 4 levels.

    At least that’s my non-medical opinion.