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WSOP 2016 Main Event started

The 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event began just two days ago and as we make our way into Day 1C of the popular Texas Hold’em tournament, the number of players that have signed up to play so far has been slightly higher than past years. During Day 1A, there was a total of 764 entries, up from 741 in 2015 and the latest count on Day 1B was at 1,733, also up from 1,716. Although the numbers are only slightly higher, it shows just how many players come to try their luck during the big event.

More Players and Stack Leaders

So far, there has been a total of 2,497 players and as we go into Day 1C of the Main Event, organizers would need at least 3,923 entries in order to beat last year’s player base of 6,420. Players that got knocked out on Day 1A and early on Day 1B could buy back in, along with new players just arriving. The breakdown of each day and the stack leaders are:

Day 1A Stack Leaders

Of the 764 players that entered, only 567 made it through the first round. The top stack leaders are:

  1. Gary Sewell: 312,500
  2. Alvaro Lopez: 306,200
  3. Scott Neuman: 226,000
  4. Sean Case: 222,500
  5. Matthew Ashton: 212,100

Day 1B Stack Leaders

Of the 1,733 players, that entered, only 1,301 players were able to survive. The top stack leaders are:

  1. Andrey Zaichenko: 292,700
  2. Kenny Hallaert: 269,400
  3. Kevin Powell: 219,800
  4. Chang Luo: 203,800
  5. Eric Afriat: 200,500

The rest of the stack counts for Day 1A and 1B can be found here.

Remaining Days to Play

There is still plenty of action to watch, as Day 2A, 2B, 2C taking place July 12-13 will help narrow down the field even more. With the rest of the schedule looking like this:

Day 3 July 14, 2016 11:00 a.m.
Day 4 July 15, 2016 11:00 a.m.
Day 5 July 16, 2016 11:00 a.m.
Day 6 July 17, 2016 11:00 a.m.
Day 7 July 18, 2016 11:00 a.m.
Final Table (Day 8/9/10) October 30, 2016 TBD

As usual, the final 9 players will get to rest for a few months before they face-off for the glory, gold bracelet, and the big cash prize. Right now, we get to see the thousands of players trying to make it to one of those nine seats. Just who will make it there remains to be seen.