2006 World Series of Poker Main Event Day 2A (1A + 1B)

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2006 World Series of Poker
Main Event Day 2A (1A + 1B)

The 2006 World Series of Poker Main Event will offer the largest payout to the winner in the history of poker tournaments. We anticipate the payout schedule to be released soon and will be posted so you know what is in store for those lucky enough to make it to the top. Tournament officials will have the table action continue until 700 are left. ESPN will be all over the place recording for future telecasts. What will happen today? We'll have to wait and see.

12:02 p.m. The order to shuffle up and deal has been given. Goal is to have all 1637 survivors from Days 1A (781 in number) and 1B (856 in number) play until there are around 700 left.

1:08 p.m. The WSOP tournament director has just stated that 270 women make up the field today. The entire Amazon Room went up in applause. It was also announced that first place will exceed $12,000,000 and that by the time the tournament ends, there will be 12 instant millionaires made. Among the fallen so far today are Mike Caro and Tony Cousineau.

1:35 p.m. Here is the remaining player count after Days 1A to 1D:
  • Day 1A: 781 players left
  • Day 1B: 856 players left
  • Day 1C: 861 players left
  • Day 1D: 875 players left
2:22 p.m. Andrew Black who played at the Main Event final table last year was just eliminated from the tournament. And a huge pot and player bust out occured between Alex Melnikow and James Crowshaw. With the board showing Qc 7h 2h Ah x, Melnikow reraised all in after a $20,000 raise from Crowshaw. Melnikow had in the neighborhood of $90,000 at the start of the hand. After some deliberation, Crowshaw calls the all in and shows Qh 4h. Melnikow loses the hand with his 10h 3h which gave him a lower flush than Crowshaw. Melnikow walks away to the rail and Crowshaw ends up with a stack of approximately $215,000 in chips.

3:27 p.m. Noah Boeken, Broc Segura and Bill Gazes were sent to the rail by other players. There are about 1,210 at the tables still playing. David Sklansky is on lean times as a hand he just lost reduces him to $6,500. He is joined by Barry Greenstein who now has $2,800 after his pocket K's lost out to another player who ended up with 3 of a kind Q's. Chris Ferguson recently doubled up to $84,000. And Theo Tran is rocketing up to over $140,000.

Follow Up: Barry Greenstein, John Juanda and Berry Johnston were just eliminated from the Main Event.

4:09 p.m. Eric Froehlich and Men "The Master" Nguyen are now both gone from the tournament. The top 5 players and chip counts at this time are James Crowshaw 233,000, Ken Jacobs 194,000, Ernesto Tohme 192,000, Sean Le 182,000 and Jason Strasser 176,000.

5:15 p.m. Things have picked up as we are down to 980 players. Tournament of Champions winner and WPT announcer Mike Sexton, Kyle Wilson, Chuck Thompson, David Williams, Chris Reslock, Dieter Dechant, Rafi Amit, Amanda Baker and Shane Schleger are all out of the tournament. Half of the field will be on a 20 min break.

7:01 p.m. We are now at 790 players remaining in the field. New names that are no longer in the tournament include David "The Devilfish" Ulliot, Danny Masterson, Scott Clements, Joe Tehan, 2 time WSOP bracelet winner Jeff Madsen, David Sklansky and Shawn Glines. Top 5 players with chip counts are Joe Fuhriman 275,000, James Crowshaw 242,000, Michael Lynn 238,000, Jason Strasser 225,000 and Walter Novelli with 222,000. Players are on dinner break until 8:30 p.m.

9:02 p.m. Theo Tran took a hard hit when his pocket K's could not stand up to his opponent's pocket 7's that turned into trips. Theo Tran is now down to $45,000. Allen Cunningham's chip stack rose to $210,000 when his K Q turned into quads. Number of players is currently at 738. Additional players sent to the rail include Kristy Gazes, Padraig Parkinson, Ernie Schere, Kevin Song and Lee Markholt.

Follow Up: The payout schedule for the 2006 WSOP has just come out and here is how the money will flow:
  • 1st - $12,000,000
  • 2nd - $6,102,499
  • 3rd - $4,123,310
  • 4th - $3,628,513
  • 5th - $3,216,182
  • 6th - $2,803,851
  • 7th - $2,391,520
  • 8th - $1,979,189
  • 9th - $1,566,858
  • 10-12 - $1,154,527
  • 13-15 - $907,128
  • 16-18 - $659,730
  • 19-27 - $494,797
  • 28-36 - $329,865
  • 37-45 - $247,399
  • 46-54 - $164,932
  • 55-63 - $123,699
  • 64-72 - $90,713
  • 73-81 - $65,973
  • 82-126 - $51,129
  • 127-189 - $47,006
  • 190-252 - $42,882
  • 253-315 - $38,759
  • 316-378 - $34,636
  • 379-441 - $30,512
  • 442-504 - $26,389
  • 505-567 - $22,266
  • 568-621 - $20,617
  • 622-666 - $19,050
  • 667-720 - $17,730
  • 721-774 - $16,493
  • 775-819 - $15,504
  • 820-873 - $14,597
Prize pool amount finally stopped at $82,512,162. 2006 World Series of Poker Payout Schedule

10:30 p.m. Currently there are less than 700 players left which is below the goal of today's start. They will continue playing for six levels, or until they reach 500 players, whichever comes first. Shirley Williams who is the mother of David Williams was just eliminated by Hoyt Corkins. Daniel Alaei who just won Event #38 2-7 No-Limit Lowball was also busted out of the tournament.

11:55 p.m. Pat Poels was busted just before tournament officials stopped everything. There are about 570 players left. Tomorrow will begin the combined players from 1C and 1D. Play will begin at 12 noon. Here is the list of the top 50 finishers from the combined fields of Day 1A and 1B as provided by the World Series of Poker on August 2nd:
  1. Yuriy Kozinskiy -- $443,300
  2. Jon Lane -- $405,400
  3. Ken Jacobs -- $375,300
  4. Jason Strasses -- $319,000
  5. Paul Wasicka -- $308,300
  6. Matt Woodward -- $301,800
  7. Michael Lynn -- $291,000
  8. Joe Fahriman -- $270,300
  9. Cheng Yu -- $258,200
  10. Eric Molina -- $250,300
  11. Akshay Kumar -- $249,600
  12. Aaron Clark -- $242,000
  13. Dustin Holmes -- $240,200
  14. Bill Gustafik -- $228,900
  15. Sean Le -- $215,500
  16. Nelson Dismukes -- $211,000
  17. James Steve Cartee -- $210,800
  18. Tyler Pendleton -- $210,000
  19. Walter Novelli -- $210,000
  20. Matt Maroon -- $208,900
  21. James Crowshaw -- $207,000
  22. Ernesto Ibrahim -- $197,800
  23. Martin Virgen -- $197,500
  24. Mark Garner -- $196,500
  25. Hieu Luu -- $196,200
  26. Jeff Lisandro -- $194,800
  27. Eric Lynch -- $194,500
  28. Sean Johnson -- $191,000
  29. Rob Actor -- $190,900
  30. Richard Lewis -- $189,100
  31. Weikai Chang -- $188,100
  32. Richard Barstow -- $184,000
  33. Sergey Feklisov -- $180,200
  34. Darryl Dare -- $179,800
  35. David Einhorn -- $178,600
  36. Per Erik Loeff -- $177,500
  37. Lee Kort -- $175,900
  38. Erik Friberg -- $175,700
  39. Allen Cunningham -- $172,900
  40. Gary Jones -- $172,800
  41. David Murray -- $171,400
  42. William Hill -- $170,000
  43. Vlad Artamonov -- $170,000
  44. Marc Machuga -- $169,100
  45. Virgil Beddingfield -- $168,900
  46. Mike Hwang -- $168,900
  47. Rhett Butler -- $168,600
  48. Andrew Johnson -- $164,700
  49. Lars Bending -- $164,100
  50. Tuan Nguyen -- $162,900
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