Number of players entered Day 1A: 1,125, Remaining 819
Number of players entered Day 1B: 1,489, Remaining 1,018
Number of players entered Day 1C: 2,341, Remaining 1,593
Number of players entered Day 1D: 2,364
It was three time Super Bowl champion Emmitt Smith who used to play for the Cowboys that gave the directive to "Shuffle Up and Deal!" which kicked off Day 1C.
Taking chairs at the tables were Phil Ivey, Lyle Berman, Martin Wendt,
Antoine Saout who made
both the Main Event final tables here and in Europe last year, Jeffrey Lisandro, Jennifer Harman-Traniello,
Marco Traniello, Ross Boatman,
Allen Cunningham, Hevad Khan, Eric Buchman,
David Benyamine, Allen Bari,
John Juanda, Vanessa Selbst, Steve Dannenmann,
George Danzer and Kara Scott.
Here we go!
1:23 PM Phil Gordon busted out when he could not improve on
the set made on the flop verses the superior hand made by the other player. But 97 year old Jack Ury is in the field today and is taking them down while
he builds up his stack. God bless Jack Ury.
Chris Moneymaker is doing well today, being seated at the ESPN feature table to play. But Super Bowl champion Emmitt Smith is not as he busted out in a bad way. By the river Smith
had a full house with (10's/J's) but his opponent had a bigger full with (J's/10's), relieving Smith of the remainder of his short stack.
Recently departed are Nicholas Levi, Pam Brunson and Justin Smith from the Main Event. Darvin Moon is playing today with a dwindling chip stack down to
12,600. But if last year is an indicator, he won't be there long. Others who are hanging in there are Humberto Brenes with 53,000 chips, Layne Flack
44,000, Jeff Lisandro 38,500, Vanessa Rousso 40,000, Frank Kassela 35,500 and Jack Ury with 35,500.
Cliff Josephy met his demise when he had a straight from the other player meet the set of 10's he thought was good.
Well now that the numbers are in we can tell you the following, the prize pool is $68,798,600 going to the top 747 players. Total number of entrants is 7,319.
And first place will pay $8,944,138 to the new champion.
John Juanda is now gone from the field.
His move with pocket Q's were shutdown by the pocket K's of Jason Calacanis, meaning the end for Juanda.
Payout Schedule for the Main Event
Dinner break until 8:30 PM.
Doug Lee busted when his all-in move with pocket 7's was met by a player with pocket A's which remained dominate to the end. Other players who
are no longer in the Main Event are Tony Hachem, Alan Boston, Lisa Hamilton, Joe Hachem, Paul Darden, Steve Dannenmann, Blair Hinkle, Anna Wroblewski and Nicholas Levi.
Top 5 in the field at this time are:
Noah Boeken ran into bad luck and watched his stack fall to 8,500 before his eyes. And when he decided to go for it with pocket 7's, his luck continued
to leave as he was called by a player with pocket A's which held to the river. This sent the young Boeken off to the sidelines and out of the Main Event.
And Jeffrey Lisandro had his pocket Aces cracked by a player who made a full house on the turn (Q's/4's). When Lisandro realized he was busted, he stormed
out of the Amazon Room.
Some who are remaining steady in the game are Darvin Moon with 49,475, Doyle Brunson 62,000, Sorel Mizzi 45,000, David Chiu 43,000, Josh Arieh 75,000 and Matt Keikoan with 104,000 chips.
On the last hands of the night, Brian Townsend went to war with his pocket J's, only to be called by a player with a straight, sending Townsend to the rail.
Wendeen Eolis failed to improve her A 10 verses the full house made by the other player (K's/A's), forcing Eolis to clear her seat.
Approximately 1,700 players remain from Day 1D. Tomorrow we will play Day 2A which combines the survivors from Day 1A and 1B. Good night!