Welcome to Day 1b of the 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event! The cumulative event of events kicked off yesterday with 1,066 players all with the hopes and dreams of taking down poker’s greatest prize, a World Series Main Event bracelet. This event transcends the poker world, making celebrities out of the last person standing. This is what it all comes down to, winning the Main Event.
The Main Event kicked off with a bang yesterday seeing a handful of notable pros playing in the field. Faraz Jaka, Eric Baldwin, Brock Parker, Pius Heinz, and Isaac Haxton all finished the day above their initial starting stack, but it was William John who set the score to beat; bagging 266,700 chips at the end of the night. Those chips had to come from somewhere though, and day 1a had its fair share of losers as well. Matt Glantz, Joe Hachem, Greg Mueller, Eric Froehlich, and Phil Hellmuth all had early exits,
“How many people are going to play the Main Event this year?” is a common question heard throughout the WSOP. Today should be a telltale sign of what direction that’s heading with plenty of people still set to duke it out on the felt. Today is day 1b, the second of the three starting days for the Main Event this year. A significant amount of players are expected to take their seats today. Stay tuned to PokerNews for all your updates on who’s playing, who’s winning, and who has to wait till next year.
Everyone is getting in their respective places, ready for the day’s festivities to begin. Dealers are positioned at their tables, the floor staff is primed and ready to make sure everything goes smoothly, and the halls are packed with players ready for their chance at fame and glory. Play is set to start at 12:00 PM, so stay tuned.
For now, Sarah Grant has all the highlights that came out of yesterday: