The 2014 WSOP Main Event got off to a sleepy start, as it took some time for the field to fill out. By the end of registration, 771 players entered, with 505 surviving.
The small-ish Day 1A field may cause some issues, as Day 1C is supposed to be flooded and can only accommodate (we’ve heard) up to 4,000 people. How will this impact the overall size of the 2014 WSOP Main Event? Well, you know.
Some Day 1A storylines included:
- Early on, the past two Main Event champs, Greg Merson and Ryan Riess, got moved to the same table (which subsequently became the featured table).
- Chris Moneymaker played and made it to his 8th Day 2 of the past 10 Main Event.
- Jean-Robert Bellande played and did not make it through.
- Ignoring the mantra that “you can’t win a poker tournament on the first day,” Sweden’s Martin Jacobson ended play as the big stack with 200,100.
- Other notable bigs include Ken Einiger (129,000), Johnny Chan (106,000), Layne Flack (75,450), Ole Schemion (75,000), Ryan Riess (70,225), Chris Moneymaker (69,850), and Mike Matusow (53,625).
- The aforementioned Greg Merson finished with 7,125.
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