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World Series of Poker Main Event Day 1B Draws 2,144 Players

Field Now Up To 2,915 With One Starting Day To Go


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Day 1B of the 2014 World Series of Poker main event drew 2,144 players, nearly three times as many as the 771 that began on day 1A. The combined field of 2,915 is still short 3,437 players of matching last year’s field of 6,352, but WSOP officials aren’t too concerned about it.

No matter what, the main event winner will be guaranteed at least $10 million, but the more players that enter, the less the prize pool will have to be adjusted in order make it happen.

By the end of the night, Trey Luxemburger had secured the chip lead, bagging up 193,450. Other notables in the top twenty included Joe Kuether (135,675), Erik Seidel (134,025) and Matt Affleck (122,150). Card Player TV caught up with Affleck late on day 1B. You can check out that video interview below:

Other familiar faces who made it through include past main event champions Dan Harrington (35,200) and Huck Seed (27,750), who will be joined on day 2B celebrity players Ray Romano (15,100) and Kevin Pollack (36,550).

Some of those who hit the rail before the day ended included Dan Shak, David Sands, Kevin Saul, Russell Thomas, Scott Clements, Bertrand Grospellier, Vivek Rajkumar, Dan O’Brien, Philipp Gruissem, Joseph Cheong, Nick Cassavetes, Mike Leah, Robert Mizrachi and Frank Kassela.

Here’s a look at the top ten chip counts from day 1B. Click here for a full list.

1 Trey Luxemburger 193,450
2 Sarkis Hakobian 190,125
3 Ryan Buckholtz 189,000
4 Dan Wirgau 173,350
5 Ryan Julius 165,125
6 Maxim Panyak 158,425
7 Jeff Norman 156,625
8 Julian Stuer 155,200
9 Steve Ryan 147,500
10 Richard Moon 146,200

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