WSOP Main Event Day 1b – Tripodi Ahead

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The World Series of Poker Main Event saw its second day of action at the felt with another 1,942 players taking their seats in an attempt to progress into the next day. The $10k buy-in event is unforgiving though as just 1,300 of them managed to achieve the feat of going through to Day 2b.

The day saw the players have to come through a gruelling five levels that were two hours in length each, with Clement Tripodi being the player that finished the day at the top of the pile. He finished on 207,500 chips and has Daniel “Jungleman” Cates right behind him on 198,425.


Other names that did well during the day and will now go into the next day’s worth of action in their respective flights included Sorel Mizzi, Annette Obrestad, Scott Seiver, Liv Boeree, Matthias De Meulder, Chris Moorman and Chris Moneymaker.


Those Eliminated!

There can only be one winner of this event meaning that most of the field will go home disappointed, though the players that make a cash will feel a little of course. Those that couldn’t even manage that on Day 1b included Mickey Petersen, Erick Lindgren, Scotty Nguyen, Lex Veldhuis, Greg Raymer, Jesse Sylvia and Sergii Baranov.

The Top Ten From Day 1b!

Clement Tripodi – 207,500

Daniel Cates – 198,425

Robert Russ – 176,650

Rullo Gianluca – 167,800

Miguel Proulx – 150,500

Robert Neyhorayan – 146,100

Olivier Elissalde – 143,500

Raj Vohra – 139,000

Sorel Mizzi – 134,100

Olivier Elissandre – 128,975

We now wait for Day 1c to get underway a little later on today to find out which players will manage to survive the final flight of Day 1. The third flight is always the busiest of them all and it is rumoured that it will have almost double the amount of registrants of both Day 1a and Day 1b combined.

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