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

Tags: Gerardo Lubas, Jim Bechtel, Joe Hachem, main event, Phil Hellmuth, William John, wsop 2012.
Posted on 09 July 2012 by "M".

wsopThe 2012 WSOP has finally reached the main event. The 10 day event kicked off on Saturday the 7th of July with the first of three starting days and attracted 1,066 players, which according to "was a 19% increase from last year’s opening session". The main event has a buy-in of $10,000 and after the first day's session only 657 players remained. Among the known players that were kicked out during the first day of event 1A were the 12-time gold bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth, the 1993 champion Jim Bechtel and Joe Hachem who got his only bracelet after winning the 2005 main event.

The chipleader after the first day is William John who managed to get a good start; 100,000 chips a head of the second placement which is held by Gerardo Lubas who cashed $8,920 from this year's event #46. The top ten standings from Day 1A is:

1. William John - 266,700
2. Gerardo Lubas - 165,825
3. Daniel Strelitz - 164,125
4. Dane Lomas - 157,600
5. Cary Katz - 154,850
6. Benjamin Pollak - 144,200
7. Chance Kornuth - 141,775
8. Jonathan Cuevas - 141,675
9. Jared Okun - 141,350
10. Eric Kurtzman - 136,900


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

 noonlion09/07/2012 09:35:35 GMT
Early bath (or whatever the poker equivalent is) for Hellmuth - I'll bet he left heated.

Thats insane to have 3 starting days..wonder how many are in this in total.
 Fakiry09/07/2012 12:05:40 GMT
The final chance to get a gold bracelet is already running and now only 657 can still think about reaching it. Some of those who already got one (or several) are already watching it by the TV, which means that, among the competitors, there is less expertise in terms of winning such an event like this. Still soon to think about victories, William John and Gerardo Lubas will have to work real hard if they want to get to the final 10 out of this 650 players field.
 Macubaas09/07/2012 21:12:46 GMT
The results so far are really not that import, as we all know think can change in just a single hand...

Considering there are so many players i also think the first prize will be pretty sweet Big Smile
 damosk09/07/2012 21:23:43 GMT
Its interesting when some of the big guns go out on the first helps you to realise that even the best players can slip up or be beaten well. Gives everyone a chance if they get the opportunity to gtet there in the first place.
 TedCruster09/07/2012 22:12:24 GMT
This year's main event is much more contested than last year.

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