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2024 WSOP: Poker Player ends Main Event run after just One Hand; Two Immediate Eliminations

Tags: 2024 WSOP, 2024 WSOP Main Event.
Posted on 04 July 2024 by "T".

The 2024 WSOP Main Event officially started a few minutes after noon PT on Wednesday, July 3. For two players, in an unfortunate twist, the dream to become world champion ended a FEW minutes later.

More than 500 players registered at the beginning of Day 1A, a group that included some star players such as Freddy Deeb and Michael Mizrachi. After an introduction from Jack Effel, defending champion Daniel Weinman got the party started by announcing "Shuffle up and deal."

The Greatest Poker Tournament in the World

Jack Effel, the Vice President of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) for Caesars Interactive Entertainment (CIE), welcomed the players and explained how special the tournament they were about to play.

"There are a lot of poker tournaments out there. But there's only one that determines who the world champion is, and it's this tournament right here.

It's a $10,000 buy-in and it's a freeze out - so you only get one chance to win. I know that over the next couple of weeks, it's going to be very tough. There's gonna be a lot of long hours, you're gonna have a lot of tough decisions, you're gonna have a lot of tough opponents, but we're gonna be with you every step along the way.
And at the end of all of it, we're going to share that experience with you."


Daniel Weinman, who won the 2023 WSOP Main Event for $12.1 million, said:
"This is the greatest poker tournament in the world. I see myself playing this tournament for the rest of my life. I'm just excited to see who gets their banner up on the wall next to me, if I don't do it again."

Two Poker Players get Busted within Minutes

Each year, at least one player busts within minutes from the start of the $10,000 buy-in world championship poker event. This year, there were two unfortunate poker players whose championship dreams were quickly dashed.

A player named Travis Darroch was eliminated on the very first hand of play at their table.

Darroch said after busting:
"He's gonna squeeze jacks pre-flop, so less likely he's got jacks. And then of course, once again, Jack eight. So I rip it in and he snap calls. He's got pocket eights. And, I put my my face in my hands for a few seconds, then walk back to my hotel room."

Meanwhile at a separate table, Table 630 to be exact, another player already got busted on the very first hand of the day.

Day 1A comprises of five 120-minute levels, and will be followed by three additional Day 1 starting flights.

Stay tuned for more 2024 WSOP action!

Source: https://www.pokernews.com/news/2024/07/first-2024-wsop-main-event-elimination-46435.htm

 


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16 comments on "2024 WSOP: Poker Player ends Main Event run after just One Hand; Two Immediate Eliminations"


 CALICUL04/07/2024 13:18:49 GMT
very nice.
 dirkemans04/07/2024 16:42:45 GMT
Cool! Always love to read up on the WSOP. Definitely still on my bucket list! soon as i save up 20K for the trip and buy-in Big Smile

On the topic: it's Poker, so no biggie, no shame in busting out with either hand. If you get such a hand on your first table, with still a full stack, or close to it, and you get the chance to double up, i'd say those odds are worth it. Would be a very comfortable position to see a lot of hands...

Yes, 10K is a lot for most of us, but of course most of the players participating can afford it...

Im confident i would have done the same in both hands ^.^
 dule-vu04/07/2024 17:05:01 GMT
Good that everything started!
 geseco1205/07/2024 04:11:44 GMT
How unfortunate for this player who lost his entire stack in a single hand, but I think nothing can be done, it's a cool thing that any player would have eaten, but since it was the first hand one should have more suspicions about that, but In the end I will surely repurchase.
 antonis32105/07/2024 04:27:31 GMT
Good luck to all players for this year's wsop main event . Lets see who the champion will be and how much money he is going to win , more or less than the previous year champion , I d bet less.
 dule-vu05/07/2024 06:10:03 GMT
maybe we will have new record with number of players, who know!
 geseco1207/07/2024 00:11:45 GMT
This is unfortunate for this player, losing his entire stack in a single hand, and I think it was the first, this does not happen very often, but in poker this can happen, now to buy back for sure and forget about what happened, this has to be overcome .
 dule-vu07/07/2024 00:12:36 GMT
Sometimes use dots, not just , .
That is poker, its normal!
 SickCallJoe07/07/2024 01:39:48 GMT
Well this is very brutal to lose in such anexpensive tournament in the very first hand this way. I hope these guys can recover from just dusting off 10,000 dollars in a few minutes of play.
 dule-vu07/07/2024 06:59:31 GMT
Recover? They wouldnt spend it if they cant!
 geseco1208/07/2024 02:43:13 GMT
I think no one wants to finish last in a tournament as big as this, besides losing it in your first hand of play, it sounds a bit unreal, but in poker that can happen normally to players, that's why you should stay focused and forget that's to avoid going into tilt.
 dule-vu08/07/2024 05:11:29 GMT
Somebody thought that he have best hand, try it to push it and lost it! Nothing strange! Same as in online poker!
 antonis32108/07/2024 10:31:38 GMT
Man this hand of set vs quads is ... What can I say . I feel pity for the guy that lost . So disgusting hand if you are the loser . Then I thought what about if he didn't have 88 . If he had JJ or AA . Then we would have a higher set over a set . But this quads dude is so unlucky . And it was at the start of the tourney , one of the first hands ?? What a way to lose 10k dollars in an instant.
 dule-vu08/07/2024 10:47:47 GMT
to lose on first day or second there is no big difference!
 geseco1212/07/2024 04:20:38 GMT
Sometimes if you are not mentally prepared you can lose a lot more, but I think that when you mentally prepare for these things it makes you stronger and you assume it as something normal and that's it, you continue playing, in tournaments that always happens.
 dule-vu12/07/2024 05:56:25 GMT
great advice from our pro poker player!

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