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2009 World Series of Poker
Main Event Day 1A
Main Event Day 1B
Main Event Day 2
Main Event Day 3
Main Event Day 4
Main Event Day 5
Main Event Day 6
Main Event Day 7
2005 World Series of Poker
Event #42 No Limit Texas Hold'em World Championship July 8 Day 1C
Today is the 3rd round of eliminations in which 1,877 players will participate. We still do not have the prize pool and
payouts yet. We do know that even though 5,619 players entered the Main Event, Harrah's was anticipating a sell out of 6600. So
they may have allowed late entries over Days 1A, 1B and 1C which would change the player numbers and the prize pool
amounts. We will post this information as soon as it comes available. Some of the names present are T.J. Cloutier,
Howard Lederer, Doyle Brunson, Matt Hilger, Mark Seif, Todd Witteles, Phil Ivey, John Juanda, Chau Giang, Hoyt Corkins
and Chad Brown. PokerStars.com who produced
the 2003 and 2004 WSOP champions, is pushing for the "3-peat". So far they have 94 players from Day 1A and 72 from Day 1B that will
be going to Day 2 with 2004 WSOP champ Greg Raymer being among them.
UPDATE 12:40 p.m
It is no secret about how Mike Matusow's tantrums, bad language and manners earn him lots of friends. A dealer
complained to the floorman that Mike threw his cards at the dealer. After a conversation, the floorman let him off with
a warning. A few seconds later he loses his temper, drops the "f-bomb" and the tournament director give him a 10 penalty.
He says it again and again earning a 40 minute penalty assessment from the tournament director. Mike walks and the crowd gives plenty
of applause for his leaving the area.
UPDATE 4:02 p.m.
At this point in Day 1C, Matthew Hilger is the chip leader with $28,000, followed by C.K. Hua with 25,800 and Thor Hansen having 25,500 which
rounds out the top 3. Those also winning the battle include Ram Vaswani 23,075, Huck Seed 21,150, John D Agostino 21,000,
Phil Ivey 16,000 and Marcel Luske with 15,650. More eliminations are taking place with the departure of Joe Cassidy, T.J. Cloutier, Minh Nguyen,
Chip Jett, Todd Witteles and Tom Franklin.
UPDATE 6:45 p.m.
The official numbers have been announced for entrants, payouts and the first place prize. The champion will take $7,500,000 and anyone who
makes the final table will be a millionaire. Payouts will take place down to 560th position. After adjustments, the WSOP number of entrants is 5,619
which made up a prize pool of $52,818,610. Here is the 2005 World Series of Poker payout schedule:
- 1st: $7,500,000
- 2nd: $4,250,000
- 3rd: $2,500,000
- 4th: $2,000,000
- 5th: $1,750,000
- 6th: $1,500,000
- 7th: $1,300,000
- 8th: $1,150,000
- 9th: $1,000,000
- 10th to 12th: $600,000
- 13th to 15th: $400,000
- 16th to 18th: $350,000
- 19th to 27th: $304,680
- 28th to 36th: $274,090
- 37th to 45th: $235,390
- 46th to 54th: $173,880
- 55th to 63rd: $145,875
- 64th to 72nd: $124,835
- 73rd to 81st: $107,950
- 82nd to 90th: $91,950
- 91st to 100th: $77,710
- 101st to 110th: $65,360
- 111th to 140th: $54,965
- 141st to 170th: $46,245
- 171st to 200th: $39,075
- 201st to 230th: $33,197
- 231st to 260th: $28,375
- 261st to 300th: $24,365
- 301st to 350th: $21,070
- 351st to 400th: $18,335
- 401st to 450th: $16,055
- 451st to 500th: $14,135
- 501st to 560th: $12,500
UPDATE 8:55 p.m.
Matthew Hilger continues his streak increasing his pile of chips to 60,000. But some went the way of becoming
busted. Names like Hoyt Corkins, Russell Rosenblum, actor James Woods, Joe Cassidy, Joe Sebok, Mel Judah, Mark Seif and Doyle Brunson
ended up leaving. Action was pretty heavy as about 300 players were eliminated in the past hour.
UPDATE 11:47 p.m.
Matthew Hilger with 85,000 chips continues to be the leader on Day 1C. A.J. Kelsall with 39,000 and Huck Seed with 39,000 round out the top 3.
At 11:45 p.m. there were 85 tables with less than 850 players on the floor. The casualty list expands with Ram Vaswani, Jim Bechtel,
Tom McEvoy, Maxim model Anna Benson, Chau Giang and Edward Moncada being added.
UPDATE 2:35 a.m.
Among those who will advance to Day 2 are Robert Mizrachi, Gavin Griffin, Phil Ivey, Huck Seed, John Juanda, Mike Matusow,
Howard Lederer, Bob Ciaffone, Marcel Luske and Cliff Josephy. Unfortunately former NFL tight end Shannon Sharpe, John Phan,
Thor Hansen, Tony Ma, Robert Williamson III, John D'Agostino and Thor Hansen were among the last to
be eliminated before today's round came to a close. There were 608 players after the dust settled to move on to Day 2,
which will begin at 12 noon on July 10th.
Here are the top 10 players and chip counts for Day 1C:
- #1 Nguyen Ngoc -- 151,000
- #2 Mike Gamboni -- 130,000
- #3 Jim Meehan -- 104,750
- #4 Tony Ohagan -- 96,000
- #5 Mads Anderson -- 93,000
- #6 Russell Salzer -- 90,500
- #7 Vinnie Vinh -- 85,000
- #8 Derek Leforte -- 80,000
- #9 Anthony Williams -- 80,000
- #10 Matthew Hilger -- 74,000