(Way) Outside the WSOP – Main Event Day 2a

by , Jul 7, 2009 | 8:02 am

Day 1d ended play this morning with 1,816 players remaining and Troy Weber the overall chip leader with a whopping 353,000 in chips. Other notables with chips: Carter King (170,000), J.C. Tran (139,975), Josh Arieh (135,700), Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier (127,475), Dutch Boyd (121,050), Kirk Morrison (96,000) and Tony Hachem (89,400). To see everyone’s chip counts, click here. To see all 2,809 entrants to day 1d, click here.

Day 2a will start at noon today, as they play five two-hour levels at nine-handed tables in a field of 1,476 (half the size of the day 2b field Wednesday). A list of those players is here. The over 2,900 strong field for day 2b will have over 120 tables start 10-handed when play resumes for them on Wednesday. It could be another logistical nightmare if the day 2a field has too many eliminations, and play is forced to be suspended sooner than expected. The Day 2b field only has four two-hour levels of play on their agenda so that when the field is combined on Friday, expect a field of at least 2,000 starting for Day 3.

As usual, check out Pokerati or Pauly for more details, and www.wsop.com for updates during the day.


2 Comments to “(Way) Outside the WSOP – Main Event Day 2a”


  1. BJ Nemeth
    says:

    KEVIN MATHERS SAID — “It could be another logistical nightmare if the day 2a field has too many eliminations, and play is forced to be suspended sooner than expected. The Day 2b field only has four two-hour levels of play on their agenda so that when the field is combined on Friday, expect a field of at least 2,000 starting for Day 3.”

    BJ SAYS — What logistical problems would be caused by “too many eliminations” on Day 2a? The only potential problem with a split field is the possibility of reaching the money before the field combines, but since only 648 players get paid, that is definitely not going to happen this year.

    That was a potential problem in a few of the previous years because the fields were playing more than nine levels before combining the fields.


  2. Kevin Mathers
    says:

    Well, it is an extreme possibility to be honest BJ. This is what I get for trying to think in the morning.