Day 1c of the WSOP Main Event sees a record breaking 4,571 players

by | Jul 6, 2018 | Poker News

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Traditionally, day 1c of the main event has always been the biggest day since the WSOP started multiple flights. But yesterday the number of runners was massive, forcing the organizers to even cancel some of their side events.  Every poker room at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino was full.

Despite the huge number of players in day 1c, this year’s event was not the biggest in history.  In 2006 the WSOP Main Event recorded a total of 8,773 which will be hard to exceed. A total of 4,571 players registered in day 1c, raising the field to 7,874 participants in the $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em 2018 MAIN EVENT. This is the second biggest so far.

$8.8 Million First Place Prize

The 2018 WSOP Main Event prize pool has been determined and will award the top 1,182 players with $74,015,600 in prizes. The 1st place prize is a life-changing $8.8 Million.

Day 2 continues today with some big names out there like Phil Ivey and Phil Hellmuth. Also some of the former WSOP Main Event champions Martin Jacobson, Jonathan Duhamel and Joe Cada are still alive.

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ACR players at the WSOP Main

Early this year, Americas Cardroom held several qualifiers to the WSOP Main Event and they are following their players and reporting about their performance in the event. The 2015 November niner and ACR Pro Tom Cannuli is on day 2 as well, also the ACR Poker Pro Stormers Zackary Koerper and Justin Taylor Lapka will be battling at the tables today.

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