2014 WSOP Main Event: 6,683 Enter, Phil Ivey Among Chip Leaders

Yeah! Poker... Bitch!

Yeah! Poker… Bitch!

Maybe the 2014 WSOP Main Event wasn’t as big as “they” had hoped–but it is bigger than last year.

The 2014 WSOP Main Event drew 6,683 players (Day 1C brought in 3,768). If our math math math is correct, this is up from last year’s total of  6,352. The literal second player #6,353 entered, WSOP Commish head Ty Stewart tweeted:

So growth is good for poker, and it’s a solid WSOP Main Event number–especially considering that WSOP attendance (via satellites) was possibly impacted by the WPT500 event going on at Aria.

Also good for poker, Phil Ivey ended Day 1C second in chips with 187,025. He only trailed Eric Tracy with 206,175.

Also good for poker are some of the other notable big stacks: Daniel Negreanu (129,250), Gus Hansen (90,550), Haralabos Voulgaris (73,700), future NBA Hall of Famer Paul Pierce (60,400), and Phil Hellmuth (49,425)

Controversial One Drop winner Daniel Colman apparently has temporarily gotten past how dark poker is continued his run good, ending the day with 49,225.

About 3,300 players total remain. Of those, 693 will get paid (the min cash is just over $18,000). The winner, of course, banks $10M. Some other interesting numbers as supplied by this awesome sheet from the WSOP:

  • The oldest player in the field is William Wachter of Carmel, NY at 93 years old.
  • The youngest is Zachary Zaffos of Weston, FL at 21 years AND ONE DAY.
  • 6,403 guys entered the Main Event…and 282 females.

Day 2A starts today. Get full reports here.

* Photo credit pamelam35 Twitter feed here.

 

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