2010 WSOP Main Event Day 1D: Steve Billirakis Leads

Watch Archie Karas on Winning and Losing $40 Million Dollars on RawVegas.tv

All of the Day 1’s are now done at the 2010 WSOP Main Event. An impressive 7,319 entered this year, with approximately 5,000 total making it to the Day 2’s. We still got a long way to go, people.

Steve Billirakis ended Day 1D as chip leader, stacked at 187,150. Plenty of notables survived and thrived, including Archie Karas, with 137,775. You may remember Archie from the above vid. If Karas holds strong and manages to take the top prize of $8.9M, then he’ll be about a quarter of the way to where he was after his craps run at Binion’s in the early ’90’s.

Other notables remaining include David Benyamine (130,800), Aaron Kanter (116,000), Vanessa Rousso, a woman, who went to Duke (111,050), Josh Arieh (103,650), Jason Mercier (90,525), Frank Kassela (87,000), Dan Heimiller, a ginger (86,550), and Phil Ivey (27,875).

Among the departed include John Juanda (KO’d by FOWCP Jason Calacanis), Allen “Chainsaw” Kessler, and “Salty” Joe Hachem.

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One Response

  1. kosh

    July 9, 2010 4:35 pm, Reply

    I might make myself unpopular by saying this, but I hope Karas doesn’t win or even come close to winning. He has shown beyond a shadow of all doubt that he has absolutely zero respect for money. If he wins he will undoubtedly piss all the money away at craps or something equally nonsensical.

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