Today at noon, Day 1b of Event #14: €10,350 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event kicks off. This is the pre-ultimate bracelet event of 2019, with Event #15: €550 The Colossus No-Limit Holdem closing the festival.
Yesterday's flight had a total of 194 entries and only 113 survived Day 1A. Alex Foxen ended Day 1A as the chip leader after he bagged 537,200 in chips. Anton Morgenstern with 460, 000 and Oleh Okhotskyi with 433,900 are second and third in the chip counts.
The reigning champion Jack Sinclair also took a seat in the event yesterday and managed to find a bag with 143,000 and will keep defending his title on day 2.
The WSOPE Main Event History at a Glance
|Year||Buy-In||Entries||Prize Pool||Winner||Country||First Prize|
|2008||£10,350||362||£3,620,000||John Juanda||United States||£868,800|
|2009||£10,350||334||£3,340,000||Barry Shulman||United States||£801,603|
|2010||£10,350||346||£3,460,000||James Bord||United Kingdom||£830,401|
|2011||€10,400||593||€5,692,800||Elio Fox||United States||€1,400,000|
|2012||€10,450||420||€4,032,000||Phil Hellmuth||United States||€1,058,403|
|2015||€10,450||313||€3,067,400||Kevin MacPhee||United States||€883,000|
|2017||€10,300||529||€5,025,500||Marti Roca de Torres||Spain||€1,115,207|
|2018||€10,350||534||€5,073,000||Jack Sinclair||United Kingdom||€1,122,239|
Players started with 100,000 and the average chip stack at the end of Day 1A was 171,681. The players today will play the same seven 90-minute levels that the players on Day 1A played. They will start at the level 100/300 ante 300 and have a one-hour dinner break around 7 p.m.
As last year, there is a guaranteed prize pool of €5,000,000 with €1,000,000 guaranteed for first place. The buy-in will be €10,350 and players only have one- re-entry allowed. Levels will last 90 minutes each with a 20-minute break after each level. The players will be playing six levels today with a 90-minute dinner break after Level 4.
Players that have been eliminated today can choose to reenter before the start of Day 2 on Sunday, October 27th, at 12 p.m. local time. Registration will also be open until then. The tournament will continue until a winner has been declared on November 4th.
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