Listen, poker tournaments aren’t won on the first day. Except for the ones that are only one day long.
But as we’ve seen over the years, often times day one WSOP Main Event chip leaders don’t even make the money. However, it certainly doesn’t hurt to have chips. And after Day 1D, Troy Weber has about twice as many as anyone else, stacked at 353,000.
Weber has some small cashes in circuit events, but nothing on this big of a stage to date.
Plenty of big names among the Day 1D chip leaders. Carter ‘ckingusc’ King, the guy charged with marijuana possession around the Michael Phelps bong incident, has 170,000. Josh Arieh (136,500), Dutch Boyd (135,000), Prahlad Friedman (130,000), and Jon Kalmar (130,000) all made triumphant returns to the mainstream poker consciousness ending the day among the big stacks.
Other notable big named big stacks include but are certainly not limited to Blair Hinkle (116,000), the spectacularly-breasted J.C. Tran (113,000), David Benyamine (100,200), Kirk Morrison (95,000), Thomas Keller (95,000), Phil Ivey (67,000), and Kenny Tran (67,000).
Not advancing are Michael Binger, Archie Karas, the Intense Stare of Scott Clements, Sully Erna, Ivan Demidov, Jeff Madsen, Phil ‘OMGClayAiken’ Galfond, Huck Seed, and Scotty Montgomery.
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