2010 WSOP Main Event Day 1A: Grinder, Moneymaker Among Big Stacks

Lacey Jones doubled up early and ended the day among the bigger stacks.

As regular readers of our site know, we are all about judging books by their cover, labeling people/things, and declaring winners and losers. It makes life easier.

So we were keeping a keen eye at the “scoreboard,” or better put, the number of entrants in this year’s WSOP Main Event compared to last. Obviously, we’d like to see an increase in the Main Event total this year. It’s good for poker.

And voila. Last year’s Day 1A brought in 1,116. And this his year’s Day 1A? A staggering 1,125 entrants. That’s an increase of nearly 9%. Or 9 people.

Whatever, it’s still more. Better than less. Of the 1,125 who entered, approximately 800 to play in Day 2.

Among the biggest stacks are James Mitchell (241,075), Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi (142,650), Chris Moneymaker (107,425), Maria Ho (90,700), Scott Seiver (80,100), and Lacey Jones (67,600).

Not among the biggest stacks but still stacked big and coming back for Day 2 is Playboy Playmate of the Year 2007 Sara Underwood (26,375).

Get full chip counts here.


4 Responses

  1. JoeBlow

    July 6, 2010 11:01 am, Reply

    WCP – abandon the coke line for a second and fix the math in this post. A 9 person increase over 1,116 entrants from last year does not translate into a 9% increase. Now go find some more Swedish girls! Please and thank you. xoxoxo

  2. Vinny B.

    July 6, 2010 12:03 pm, Reply

    Uh, Mr. Blow, no one comes here for Los Hombres’ math skills. And I seriously doubt they cared enough to do the math, with the Norwegian broad hanging around.

  3. Agent00

    July 6, 2010 2:43 pm, Reply

    I was wondering if I was too late to comment on your inability to do math math math, and I see I am.

    (less than 1% increase)

  4. Lee

    July 6, 2010 3:40 pm, Reply

    that’s such a ridiculous miscalculation that i have to assume it was a failed attempt at sarcasm.

    either that or the entities are “feel” players.

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