July 10,2012 : LAST CHANCE SALOON AT THE WORLD SERIES OF POKER (Update)
Players rush to enter for Day 1C and the last opportunity to go after a cash in this year's main event.
3,418 hopefuls registered for Day 1C – the last of the entry days at the 43rd World Series of Poker main event in Las Vegas Monday, with many of the top players in the game leaving it to the last minute to show up; including the legendary Doyle ‘Texas Dolly' Brunson, who had earlier tweeted that he was going to give this year a miss.
The registration list was a single-day record for the WSOP main event.
Nevada politician Senator Dean Heller was given the honour of delivering the ‘Shuffle Up and Deal" order, initiating play.
Big names spotted at the various tables included six former main event champions, Johnny Chan (who's done it twice), Jonathan Duhamel, Jamie Gold, Chris Moneymaker, Tom McEvoy and Joe Cada, along with Humberto Brenes, David Sands, Dan Kelly, Nam Le, Terrence Chan, Joe Tehan, Andy Frankenburger, Fabrice Soulier, Antonio Esfandiari and Sam Trickett – winner and runner up respectively in this year's Big One for One Drop, Chris Moorman, Michael Mizrachi, Joseph Cheong, Steve Billirakis, Jason Mercier and David “Bakes” Baker.
John Juanda, Allen Kessler, Chris Bell, Arnaud Mattern and Phil Ivey were all busy, whilst on the celebrity front regulars actor Jason Alexander and cricketer Shane Warne appeared to be enjoying themselves.
When InfoPowa went to press there were two hours left to play on Day 1C with a slew of eliminations that included Jonathan Duhamel, Chris Moneymaker, Matt Waxman and Andrew Badecker.
Phil Ivey and Joseph Cheong were struggling to stay in the competition with low chip stacks, and Jason Mercier, Kirk Morrison and Jeff Madsen were not doing too well either.
Michael Mizrachi was faring somewhat better but was still not among the leaders, who included Matt Affleck, Farzad Bonyadi, Viktor Blom and Brett Richey
Once Day 1C wraps, the players will have a day off before returning Wednesday for Day 2 of the main event.