62 stay from the first Day 1 and now the huge query is what number of runners will the Main get in the closing two flights?
Last evening GGPoker hosted the first Day 1 of the distinctive and controversial $10,000 World Series of Poker Main Event. The $10,000 freezeout with 30 minute ranges attracted 252 runners in complete, including $2,419,200 to the eventual prize pool.
After 16 ranges 62 players stay with ‘VWgunter’ main the pack with 534,490 chips (106 huge blinds). It is difficult to determine who’s remaining in the area as a result of it’s display names not actual names, however Anatoly Filatov and Daniel Dvoress are amongst the identified survivors.
Is 252 a superb quantity of runners for Day 1A of the Main Event? On the floor that appears dangerous once you think about that the $5,000 Main Event from earlier this yr obtained 5,802 complete entries and the 2019 stay Main Event obtained 8,659, however it is a very totally different beast as it isn’t re-entry with many Day 1s (like the earlier on-line occasion) neither is it obtainable to everybody in the world (like the 2019 occasion).
More importantly maybe, this Day 1 befell the weekend earlier than the event will get in full move, with Day 1B and 1C happening this Saturday and Sunday. Loads of on-line tournaments have adopted this Day 1A the weekend earlier than format and the first flight is at all times a a lot smaller affair. So whereas it’s unlikely we’ll see numbers matching the stay Main Event, anticipate to see fields in the 1000’s this weekend.
Especially as GGPoker are awarding $5 million in Main Event seats by way of satellites, which you’ll be able to nonetheless get in on.
One one other distinctive side about this Main Event is that GGPoker’s Day 2 staking function is offered for individuals with deep pockets who need a sweat on the Main. Nobody at the time of writing who survived Day 1A has bought a bit of themselves for Day 2, however this area in all probability self selects as individuals who have bought motion earlier than the occasion began.
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