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2012 WSOP Event #61-1B: No-Limit Hold'em Main Event

Tags: 2012 wsop, Carlos Mortensen, Greg Raymer, John Hoang, Scotty Nguyen, Vanessa Selbst.
Posted on 10 July 2012 by "M".

wsop2012The second out of the three opening fields in this year's WSOP Main Event concluded late on Monday night. Main event 1B attracted no less then 2,114 players. This means that the two starting fields has so far a total of 3,180 participants. From the 1B starting field only 1,387 remained after the first 12 hour opening session. In combination with the remaining players from the 1A field, the number of players that, as of now, will continue to day 2 is 2,044. According to reporter Nolan Dalla "Predictions indicate that at there will be more players for Day 1C than Day 1A and Day 1B combined".

Like the 1A field, the 1B field also saw some past bracelet winners leave during the first session. These included the 2001 world champion Carlos Mortensen, 2004 Main Event winner Greg Raymer and the mighty five time WSOP bracelet winner Scotty Nguyen.

The Main Event 1B concluded with John Hoang as the chipleader. The top ten standings from Day 1B is:
1. John Hoang - 180,000
2. James Schafer - 171,250
3. Vanessa Selbst - 168,350
4. Anh Van Nguyen - 163,050
5. Jeff Beckley - 158,550
6. Matthew Woodward - 158,500
7. Cornelius Foley - 146,875
8. Shawn Quillin - 146,300
9. Jason Somerville - 144,725
10. Fergal Nealon - 141,825

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4 comments on "2012 WSOP Event #61-1B: No-Limit Hold''em Main Event"

 noonlion10/07/2012 10:49:35 GMT
Nice stacks by Selbst and Daniel - the only thing is everyone knows that chip leaders verrrry rarely win a tournament.

Last day of entry today I believe - then down to the nitty gritty of knocking people out and going up the board.
 kinogomes10/07/2012 10:59:31 GMT
Iam wondering the wining of Vanessa this year, she look like having a very good year in the tournments. As far i remember she have doing good in the last tournments i hrd she participated!
 Fakiry10/07/2012 12:10:19 GMT
The event 1A had less than half the players but, in percentage, it have passed more people from day 1A to day 2 than from day 1B. 3,180 minus 2,114 equals to 1,066 players on day 1A, and 657 have passed to day 2, which makes 70%, and from day 1B it were less than 60%. Nevermind this maths stuff, the truth is Vanessa Selbst is very well classified, she must be very inspired thinking she can go for the second conquer of the year, it would be a great record for her.
 Macubaas11/07/2012 05:11:47 GMT
Once again Vanessa proves that he really knows the game...

Still, as i said yesterday about day 1A in this stage of the tournament being a chipleader means nothing really.

The action looks pretty good if you ask me!

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