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.