The main event has its final “day one” with the likes of Doyle Brunson and Phil Ivey. Get up to speed with the 2012 World Series of Poker in our daily roundup.
What happened yesterday?
The last of three “day ones” took place, with 3,418 registering to create a field of 6,598 players, making it the fifth largest live poker tournament of all time. Doyle Brunson, despite saying he wouldn’t play in the main event, had a change of heart, and we was among those who made it past day one. Viktor “Isildur1” Blom is over 100K in chips, while Phil Ivey is still alive but on life support at about 11K. Four other past champs, other than Brunson, are still in the running as well: Joe Cada, Jamie Gold, Johnny Chan and Tom McEvoy.
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What’s going on today?
The main event continues with day two. The players from days 1a and 1b will both play a day 2 today, although the fields will stay separated.
Caught on video
An update after day 1c:
A rare Phil Galfond sighting in a WSOP event:
Tweets of the day
I’m having second thoughts about playing the main event. I’m pretty tired after all this playing but it’s such a great event! 3 hours left.
— Doyle Brunson (@TexDolly) July 9, 2012
6,598 entries in the 2012 WSOP and 666 get paid.666. I would have made it 667 just to avoid the heebie jeebies.
— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) July 10, 2012
More WSOP info
Check out our guide to the 2012 WSOP for more information, including the schedule of events, how to follow the action, and where you can watch the tournaments. For more live reporting, you can check out PokerNews.com’s coverage.