We should’ve taken the over.
A total of 3,418 players entered Day 1C of the 2012 WSOP Main Event. That number is the largest one-day Main Event field in the tournament’s history.
In all, the 2012 WSOP Main Event drew 6,598 entrants. Given the state of the economy economy, and given the state of the poker economy, that’s impressive. First place will pay out $8,527,982.
Jason Laso finished a top Day 1C, stacked at 240,350. That’s lucky for him, as we all know you can always win a poker tournament on Day 1. He trails overall chip leader William John, who you may or may not recall ended Day 1A with 266,700.
Notable names who made it through include Dag Martin Mikkelsen (155,900), Brad Booth (146,025), Joe Cada (117,375), Josh Arieh (114,175), Viktor ‘Isildur1′ Blom (110,225), Johnny Chan (82,300), Doyle Brunson (81,400), Antonio Esfandiari (78,925), Shane Warne (72,400), and Phil Ivey (11,520).
Get full chip counts here.
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