Monday, July 06, 2009

WSOP 2009 Main Event Day 1c ends, Day 1d today

Day 1 c of Event 57 - $10,000 World Championship No Limit Hold'em has come to a close as the 1,696 players wrapped things up. No word yet on how many were dropped from the ranks. According to there was a scheduling change which had the players of 1c and today's 1d play for 5 levels instead of mimicking the 4 levels that Days 1a and 1b did. This was necessary to level the field, and make the size manageable for when the "crowd" eventually comes together for "Day 3" play. To be fair the returners for Day 2a on Wednesday will be playing 5 levels to instead of a customary 4 to balance things out. Let it go... it really does make good sense. This step has caused some chip stacks to soar for a few players. Currently it appears that Joe Cada is first in chips for the Day 1c players. Around 6th place in chips currently is an all-too-familiar name in the form of Jeff Lisandro, who has already taken home an impressive 3 bracelets in this series. (I'm convinced he's borrowed my wife's horseshoe!)

Others remaining from the Day 1c encounter are: Justin Bonomo, Amonon Filippi, Alex Bolotin, Joe Hachem, Hevad Khan, Chris Bell, Lee Watkinson, Terrence Chan, Allen Kessler, Dennis Phillips, Isabelle Mercier, Hasan Habib, Dan Harrington, Justin 'Boosted J' Smith, Scotty Nguyen, 'Miami' John Cernuto, John Juanda, Howard Lederer, Di 'Urindager' Dang, Maya Gellar, Ylon Schwartz, Robert Mizrachiki, Matt Hawrilenko, Dan Shak, Steve Dannenmann, Gavin Griffin, Phil Hellmuth, Paul Wasicka, Liz Lieu, and Lee Childs.

Sadly, we had some notables go bust as well including: Matt Savage, Matt Matros, Marcel Luske, JJ Liu, Liv Boeree, Tom McEvoy, David Singer, Erica Schoenberg, Brandon Cantu, Annie Duke, Jamie Gold, Lacey Jones, David 'Chino' Rheem, Evelyn Ng, and Daniel Negreanu.

Phil Hellmuth, continued his bratty ways through the day after making the ENTRANCE that I still shudder to think about... On one of his last hands of the day, it looks like a little deception came back to bite him in the ass and took him down to 25k in chips and sent him from the table in a tirade. Poor Phil... : )

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