On Day 1A of the 2009 WSOP Main Event, Eric Cloutier (of Stupid Poker Criminals Hall of Fame fame) was listed as the chip leader, stacked around 150,000. However, his bag was tagged wrong, as an extra zero was added, and he was actually closer to 15,000.
Cloutier however was able to run up his 15,000 to the second big stack of Day 2A, ending play with 383,500. He only trails overnight chip leader Andrew Gaw with 386,800.
Plenty of notable big names built healthy stacks. They include but are certainly not limited to Greg ‘FBT’ Mueller (287,300), Andy Black (215,700), Shane Warne (173,700), Mike Sexton (169,000), Sorel Mizzi (166,400), Chris “Jesus” Ferguson (155,000), Fabrice Soulier (145,800), Kara Scott (139,500), Jimmy Fricke (138,300), Vitaly Lunkin (135,900), Joe Sebok (122,800), and our official pick to go deep Aurangzeb ‘Ozzy87′ Sheikh (80,000).
The TV featured table duo of Greg Raymer and Jason Alexander finished with 95,900 and 73,000, respectively.*
Get a full rundown on chip counts here.
* Not all stacks are 100% verified yet, but these are close enough. You’re smart. You get the gist.