The 2009 WSOP Main Event is into it’s second level on Day 1A. Pre-registration numbers last night were just below 4,000. So it looks like 5,000 entrants when all is said and done is a lock at least. Given The EconomyTM, the death of Michael Jackson, the swine flu, and a host of other factors that would keep somebody from playing this year, it could be worse.
Anyway, here’s a small list of people that weren’t impacted by The EconomyTM or the death of Michael Jackson (heartless bastards) enough to keep them from dropping $10k today: Tony G, Roland de Wolfe, Gavin Smith, Beth Shak (a woman), Nelly, Jimmy Fricke, Vitaly Lunkin, Jon “Pearljammer” Turner, Katja Thater (a woman), Sandra Naujoks (a woman), Greg ‘FBT’ Mueller, Dragan Galic (didn’t even make that name up), Brad Garrett, Jason Alexander, Phil Laak, Jennifer Tilly, Andy Black, and John Hennigan.
The featured table is pretty stacked right now too, as it includes Allen Cunningham, Eli Elezra, and Lex Veldhuis.
For a more complete and possibly fuller list, go here.