It was a busy and crowded day in the tournament area where, at one
point, every table was in use for the Main Event, the ladies event,
satellites, and daily tournaments.
The Main Event was particularly bustling with 393 entries for 1B,
bringing the total field size to 646, which is a substantial increase
over last year. Thanks to the bump in attendance, the eventual champion
will not be winning a seat into the WSOP Global Casino Championship and a
ring--they will also be taking home close to $200,000. The top 72
finishers will all make the money.
Of the 393 entries, there were 80 survivors and, like Day 1A, only
one player with more than 300,000 chips. Marshall White, who had to
contend with Chris Moneymaker and several other big stacks at his table
late in the day, managed to prevail and bag up 303,000 to end 1B as chip
leader, but he is still around 30,000 chips behind the overall chip
leader heading into Day 2, Jeremy Drewery (pictured).
Moneymaker may have lost some chips to White late in the day,but he
still bagged up plenty, especially considering he only played six levels
today, registering during the dinner break and running his stack up to
six-figure territory before the next break. He ended the day with
118,500. Other notables to bag up include bracelet winner Kyle
Cartwright (62,000), Chris Conrad (190,000), John Holley (116,500), and
2014 Tunica Main Event winner Jonathan Gaviao (115,500).
Several other recognizable names came to play but failed to survive
the day. Notable bustouts include past Tunica Main Event winner Mark
Smith, Ashly Butler, Woody Moore, Tripp Kirk, David Nicholson, and Tim
Some of the other big stacks to keep an eye on tomorrow include Jared
Eskanderi (233,500), Matthew Lawrence (218,500), Michael Foley
(214,000), and Christopher Staats (201,000).
Players will be back in action at 12pm on Sunday for Day 2 action.Follow all of the action with WSOP Live Updates. A full list of the Day 2 survivors, chip counts, and seat assignments are available in the Reports section.