Day 1A of the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event saw a field of 741 players (30 players less than last year) and approximately 480 made it through to Day 2, including notables such as Mike Matusow (88,225), Jonathan Duhamel (82,200), Fabian Quoss (80,100), David Bach (72,850), Abe Mosseri (72,350), Andy Black (53,850) and Max Pescatori (46,075).
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Joined: Apr '11
Age: 50 (M)
players with short stacks are looking to double up or go home. Phil Galfond finds himself in that situation when a short stack is all in for 3,450. He calls with Ac8c and is slightly ahead of the KsQd his opponent holds. The flop is Kh9c7h, giving Galfond's opponent a pair of kings. There's always a sweat though, or at least it often appears that way, and the turn card is 10c the ultimate sweat card, the . Galfond now has the nut flush draw, an open ended-straight draw, and not to mention the three aces in the deck that would give him a better pair. The river is the 7s, however, and the short-stacked player lets out a sigh of relief not quite believing he faded all of those outs. Galfond still sits with a respectable stack as play enters the last few minutes of the night. Phil Galfond - 42,500
A bit absurd that this hobby player leads in the chipcount yet a seasoned pro like Seidel already packed up and left. Honestly would surprise me if he could get on the Final Table but it seems to me he is on a roll right now.
Joined: Mar '12
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 38 (F)
Good to see the main event starting.Congrats to the chip leader but there is such a long way to go.On day 1b and a few other big names have gone like Scott Siever,Dan Smith,Katchalov and Steve O'Dwyer.
Posted by klash23: Good to see the main event starting.Congrats to the chip leader but there is such a long way to go.On day 1b and a few other big names have gone like Scott Siever, Dan Smith, Katchalov and Steve O'Dwyer.