World Poker Tour
2009 World Series of Poker
Main Event Day 1A
Main Event Day 1B
Main Event Day 1C
Main Event Days
2A (1A + 1B)
Main Event Days
2B (1C + 1D)
Main Event Day 3
Main Event Day 4
Main Event Day 5
Main Event Day 6
Main Event Day 7
Main Event Day 8
Events 1 to 5 |
6 to 10 |
11 to 15 |
16 to 20 |
21 to 25 |
26 to 30 |
31 to 35 |
36 to 40 |
41 to 45
2006 World Series of Poker
Day 1D of the Main Event is the last quarter of the record setting field that should number over 2,000 players with many
alternatives. Many of these players have found their way to the Amazon room by way of online poker rooms, paying a fraction of
the $10,000 entry fee. PartyPoker.com sent
over 1,000 players and UltimateBet provided entry
for 230 participants. This day will probably be close to 15 hours in length. Stay with us and see what happens.
Main Event Day 1D
11:36 a.m. Things should be underway soon. When the payout schedule comes out, we'll tell you exactly what the first prize winner
will receive from the Main Event this year. 4 days ago the estimate was $11,700,000 with the top 12 players becoming instant millionaires for
those fortunate enough to get there.
12:06 p.m. The command to shuffle up and deal has been issued. Within the next couple of minutes, the tournament director announced
that everyone in the room has outlasted at least one person in Day 1D. And that told everyone that the first bust has already taken place.
1:20 p.m. 45 min into the round, Sean Sheikhan was eliminated from contention. Both Sean and another player bet after a flop of 9h 7s 3h. Sean bets
and the other player goes all in. Sean calls and shows Qh Qs while the other player produces 9s 9c for 3 of a kind. Next two cards improve neither
players hand and that is how Sheikhan went out.
3:02 p.m. Player Mark Aubin flopped a Royal Flush around 1:25 p.m. 100 eliminations have taken place so far. Some of the players taking part
in this round are 2005 WSOP Main Event champ Joseph Hachem, WPT champion Martin DeKnijff, Kevin Ho, Heavyweight World Champion boxer Lennox Lewis who
stood up and said to everyone, "Let's get ready to rumble!!!", Erik Seidel, actor Dean Cain, Toto Leonidas and Johnny Chan.
5:11 p.m. Amarillo Slim Preston recently sat down to the tables as an alternate to play in the Main Event.
He may have taken the seat of a player who was actually disqualified from the Main Event, the first time we've heard about one in 2006. The player was caught
placing some of his chips into his pocket by a floorman who was watching. The player said he was told it was okay, but then the tournament director came and
told him it was against the rules to prevent counterfeit chips and "chip dumping" from getting into tournament play. So if you ever want to play in the WSOP,
remember to use the chip racks when going from one table to another, it will save you $10,000.
Lyle Berman, Amnon Filippi and Erick Lindgren were eliminated from the Main Event.
7:10 p.m. Chris Moneymaker just hit 3 of a kind to raise his stack to $24,000. Joe Sebok came to the Amazon room dressed as Wonder Woman for
anyone who is interested. Recent eliminations include Sam Grizzle, Max Pescatori and boxing champ Lennox Lewis who was knocked out of the Main Event by Cecelia Mortensen. Earlier
Cecilia took a big hit from the champ, relieving her of enough chips to where he doubled up to $11,300. Dinner break will be until 8:15 p.m.
8:48 p.m. There are 1,690 players left at the tables. Eric Mizrachi is up to $30,500 after his pocket J's contributed to a full house for Eric giving him the winning
hand and a juicy pot.
9:35 p.m. Actor Dean Cain, William Edler and Alan Boston have been busted out of the Main Event.
11:31 p.m. It has just been made official that 8,773 people entered the main event, making this the largest Main Event in history. This shatters
the record set in 2005.
12:43 a.m. Currently there are 1,160 players remaining in the field. Those sent to the rail recently include Raymond Bitar, winner of the 2006 H.O.R.S.E. event
Chip Reese, Hank Azaria, Scott Fischman, Toto Leonidas and 2003 Main Event champion Chris Moneymaker from PokerStars.com.
1:49 a.m. Newest members sent to the sidelines are Johnny Chan, Isabelle Mercier and Adam Friedman. WPT champ Surinder Sunar is doing well with
$74,200 at this time. So is Kathy Liebert with $65,000, Freddy Deeb with $56,000, Mike Schneider with $105,000 and Darrell Dicken with $100,000.
2:33 a.m. We are now down to 930 players. Eliminations continue with Victor Ramdin, 2004 WPT champion Martin DeKnijff after losing a hand to Darrell Dicken
and Marcel Luske. Ted Forrest currently has $41,800 in chips. Also still in the action is Robert Varkonyi (65,000 chips), Minh Nguyen (57,000 chips), Joseph Hachem (53,500 chips),
Huck Seed (29,000 chips), J.C. Tran (26,000 chips), Cyndy Violette (18,500 chips), WPT champ Alan Goehring (13,500 chips) and 2005 Main Event Final Table player Brad Kondracki (5,900 chips).
3:02 a.m. Now this round comes to a close with about 900 players remaining.
Below are the top 50 players and their chip counts:
- Hung Tran -- 177,475
- Stephen Grasostri -- 142,925
- Daryn Firicano -- 121,225
- William Nairh -- 116,100
- Jordan Rich -- 101,100
- Jamie Gold -- 100,125
- Alex Balandin -- 97,400
- Darrell Dicken -- 95,025
- Nestor Yeborn -- 89,975
- Justin Ghogomu -- 87,475
- Joseph Hachem -- 86,950
- Paul Andrzejewski -- 86,800
- Mikael Thuritz -- 86,050
- Corey Marsh -- 85,850
- Kenneth Stacy -- 84,650
- Jeff Jones -- 84,100
- Steve Conway -- 82,100
- Terris Preston -- 80,100
- Stanley Kozlowski -- 79,650
- Jaime Sipila --78,475
- Didier Leroy -- 77,575
- Bradford Davenport -- 76,725
- Antonio Padilla -- 75,875
- Aeraghno Fario -- 73,325
- Walt Schafer Jr. -- 73,225
- Michael Binger -- 72,725
- Mark H -- 72,150 (Please email us with your last name so we can post it.)
- Russ Boutin -- 71,650
- Hoang Nguyen -- 70,425
- Siddharth Jain -- 70,100
- Peter Feldman -- 69,650
- Tyler Teague -- 67,600
- Edward Blount -- 67,225
- Randy McKay -- 67,175
- John Lee -- 66,750
- Frank Kassela -- 66,625
- Adam Harter -- 66,400
- Dennis January -- 66,150
- Debra Lalor -- 65,325
- Nancy Tynen -- 64,425
- Adam Ross -- 64,350
- Arash Azaopeyma -- 63,450
- Alex Todd -- 63,300
- Jaime Montero -- 63,125
- Nathan Brodes -- 61,675
- Michael Kennedy -- 61,575
- Brandon Redmerski -- 61,450
- Brian Kornfeld -- 60,700
- Michael Benedetto -- 60,650
- Jeh Buffenbas -- 60,100