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Event #57 Main Event Day 1B

Day 1B

11:26 AM -- The second part of Day 1 is scheduled to begin at 12 noon. As with yesterday, all players will begin with 30,000 in chips and play for 5 levels. Each level will last for 120 minutes. Those who survive will move on to Day 2A. Come back and visit us to learn what is taking place at the Main Event.

11:48 AM -- Day 1A ended with 821 survivors. According to the WSOP, this meant that 73.5% of the starting field made the cut. The top 6 from Day 1A are:
  1. Branson Demes -- 137,075
  2. Redmond Lee -- 134,275
  3. Jean Docquier -- 122,755
  4. Marcucci Gianluca -- 118,000
  5. Peter Buermann -- 117,400
  6. Ebrahim Mourshaki -- 116,025
The Day 1B players will get underway in just a few minutes.

12:00 PM -- At the microphone was Doyle Brunson who said to the dealers, "Shuffle Up and Deal!". And that is how Day 1B got started.

Jack Ury, 93 years old 1:15 PM -- So far we know that Chris Moneymaker is in the field as well as Fabrice Soulier, Joe Sebok, Carlos Mortensen, Greg Raymer, Jim Bechtel, Barry Greenstein, Hoyt Corkins, Amarillo Slim, Todd Brunson, Pam Brunson, Doyle Brunson, Shaun Deeb, David "The Dragon" Pham, Mike Caro and Rolf Slotboom. Plus the oldest player still at the tables is Jack Ury. This is his 3rd Main Event in as many years. Quite an accomplishment considering he is in his 90's.

The first bust came in the first 5 minutes of play when a player making two pair lost to the flopped straight of Dave D'Alessandro. Wow, ten grand for five minutes? That's not right. But then again, in Texas Hold'Em somebody usually loses their chips quickly.

2:02 PM -- Also at the tables is David Einhorn, Alex Kravchenko, Mike Matusow, Raymond Davis, Erik Seidel, Juha Helppi, Jonathan Tamayo, Jesse Rios, Dustin Woolf, Chris Ferguson, Barney Boatman, Joe Awada, Brian Rast, Mike Caro, Max Casal, Ali Eslami, Bill Edler, Thor Hansen, Juha Helppi and Grant Levy.

2:45 PM -- A player named Lawrence Grondin has lady luck on his shoulder. Holding onto suited connector cards 10c 9c, the table showed Jc 8c 7c for a flopped straight flush! By the time Lawrence was done the chips grew to 55,000 after that one hand. But David Steicke did not have such good fortune as his all-in with A K was stopped cold by the pocket Queens that grew to a set on the flop by another player, so Steicke could not stick around anymore and is gone.

3:18 PM -- Chris Moneymaker had a hard time getting off the ground today and is currently not a player in the 2009 Main Event anymore. On his last hand, Moneymaker pushed his chips to the middle holding pocket 10's, but was called by a player holding pocket A's. Two more Queens came up by the river meaning the quest for another WSOP gold bracelet was over for Moneymaker.

4:20 PM -- Jesse Rios went above the 100,000 chip mark when he picked up a large pot after making a full house (J's/6's) by the river, busting another player in the process. Next 90 minutes will be dinner break for the field, starting at 4:30 PM.

6:32 PM -- Once dinner was over, everybody dragged themselves back to the tables. Jeremiah Smith is out when his full house (3's/9's) was overcome by the other player holding a bigger full house (A's/9's), sending Jerimiah to the rail.

7:02 PM -- Doyle Brunson was just busted from the Main Event. What happened is that Doyle had a set of 3's on the flop against his opponent holding 4 to a straight. Well the other player got his needed card on the turn and stunted Doyle's effort in acquiring another WSOP gold bracelet.

8:20 PM -- Vicky Coren who had a pretty rough day at the tables, just busted out of the Main Event. Also, yesterday only four levels were played and that means today will be just 4 levels as well. Plus the count of players who entered this year's Day 1B was 873. That is substantially less than yesterday or the Day 1B of 2008 which was 1,158. Pascal Perrault went from 30,000 to 0 in just a few minutes and is no longer at the tables. What happened is that he had pocket A's that were mercilessly cracked.

9:10 PM -- Top 6 players at this time are:
  1. Vadim Gruzglin -- 124,000
  2. Nick Maimone -- 122,000
  3. Samer Rahman -- 117,000
  4. Craig Hopkins -- 113,000
  5. Jim Bookstaff -- 108,000
  6. Jesse Rios -- 101,000
Others who are doing well include Fabrice Soulier 87,000, Raymond Davis 76,000, Sam Khouiss 64,000, Joe Sebok 63,000 and Erik Seidel 59,500. The field is playing the last level of the day which is level four.

9:56 PM -- Dustin Woolf has gone to the rail after his all-in with As Kh was called by another opponent holding Ad Kc. Unfortunately for Dustin, four more diamonds came up by the river and a Ace high flush sent Dustin to the sidelines.

10:30 PM -- Well ladies and gentlemen, that is it for tonight. Come back tomorrow as Day 1C kicks off. Details on Day 1B will be posted when the WSOP releases the data.

There were 655 more players who will move on to Day 2A. Here are the top 50 for Day 1B:
  1. Brandon Demes -- 137,075 (I know, he was on Day1A. I just print what the WSOP stats say.)
  2. Andrew Gaw -- 126,100
  3. Nick Maimone -- 122,500
  4. Samer Rahman -- 122,400
  5. Max Casal -- 121,100
  6. Jim Bookstaff -- 120,750
  7. Craig Hopkins -- 118,850
  8. Aaron Fang -- 118,725
  9. Jesse Rios, -- 117,150
  10. Vadim Gruzglin -- 116,100
  11. Lehoussine Karim -- 104,975
  12. Pollak Benjamin -- 104,775
  13. Patrick Hanoteau -- 104,025
  14. Matthew Milliken -- 99,000
  15. Randy Haddox -- 98,675
  16. Christopher Saleh -- 98,400
  17. Chris McCoy -- 98,325
  18. Fabrice Soulier -- 97,725
  19. Carlos Oliveira -- 96,825
  20. Max Kats -- 96,100
  21. Daniel Didech -- 94,875
  22. David Dalesandro -- 93,775
  23. David Sacks -- 91,425
  24. Brian Roberts -- 91,075
  25. John Santurian -- 90,675
  26. Laurence Grondin -- 88,475
  27. Andre Rodrigues -- 86,575
  28. Jerry Fowler -- 85,525
  29. Mark Burford -- 85,300
  30. Delong Moet -- 84,700
  31. Jonothan Tore -- 83,600
  32. Mike Blockside -- 83,475
  33. Dwight Manley -- 83,050
  34. Jannick Wrang -- 82,350
  35. George Wipf -- 81,000
  36. Edward Holyoke -- 79,800
  37. Joe Sebok -- 78,800
  38. Andrew Gunderson -- 78,650
  39. Scott Dorsch -- 78,625
  40. Andreas Martens -- 76,925
  41. Chad Awerbuch -- 76,875
  42. Stuart Atkin -- 76,725
  43. Richard Lewis -- 76,675
  44. Ryan Fair -- 75,325
  45. Catherine Hearn -- 73,900
  46. Juan Naranjo -- 73,675
  47. Brian Hansen -- 73,400
  48. Torrey Reily -- 73,100
  49. Nick Niergarth -- 72,975
  50. Jeff Duvall -- 72,175