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2016 World Series of Poker Main Event Day 1B Draws 1,733 Entries

Bracelet Winner Andrey Zaichenko Ends Day In Chip Lead With 292,700


Day 1B of the 2016 World Series of Poker $10,000 no-limit hold’em main event drew 1,733 players, up slightly from last year’s number of 1,716. Day 1A attracted 764 runners yesterday, bringing the total field so far to 2,497.

There is only one starting day remaining and Day 1C will now need to draw a total of 3,923 players in order to match last year’s total entries of 6,420. Last year day 1C did dramatically outperform 1A and 1B with more players turning out for the final starting day (3,963) than the first two combined (2,144).

Andrey ZaichenkoOnly 1,301 players survived the day, with 2016 WSOP $1,500 deuce-to-seven lowball winner Andrey Zaichenko ending the night with the chip lead as he bagged up 292,700.

Among the other big stacks at the end of the night were Kenny Hallaert (269,400), Keith Lehr (197,900), Ronnie Pease (197,000), Melanie Weisner (177,200), two-time _WSOP+ main event champion Johnny Chan (160,800), David Vamplew (158,400), Justin Bonomo (145,300) and Gavin Griffen (141,100).

Other big names to survive the day included prior winners of this event in 2004 world champion Greg Raymer (116,700), 2000 main event champ Chris Ferguson (80,300), and 1983 champion Tom McEvoy (52,100). November Nine members from recent years that made it through included Jesse Sylvia (83,500), Jason Senti (81,200) and Matt Jarvis (147,000).

Notables who failed to survive the day include 2002 main event winner Robert Varkonyi, Allen Kessler, Andy Bloch, 2000 runner-up in this event and Poker Hall of Famers TJ Cloutier, John Hennigan, Rep Porter, Jean-Robert Bellande and Mohsin Charania.

A full listing of the chip counts for day 1B survivors can be found here.

For more coverage from the summer series, visit the 2016 WSOP landing page complete with a full schedule, news, player interviews and event recaps.