The Main Event: Day One, Three
July 6, 2021

Day 1c of the World Series of Poker Main Event, attracted the largest number of entrants thus far.  At 1697 players, the day saw nearly as many players as the first two Day 1s combined, and Day 1d is expected to be even larger.

On the list of those 1,600 some players, many big names could be found including John Juanda, Howard Lederer, Scotty Nguyen, Joe Hachem, Kevin Saul, Dan Harrington, Justin Bonomo, Ylon Schwartz, Phil Hellmuth and PokerRoad's Daniel Negreanu.

Despite specifically following his traditional pre Main Event ritual (see blog for more details) Negreanu was unable to survive the star-studded third first day, joining an unfortunate group that includes Marcel Luske, Tom McEvoy, Jamie Gold, Evelyn Ng, "November Niner" David "Chino" Rheem, Court Harrington and Annie Duke.

Day 1d, the last officially scheduled Day 1, begins Monday and is sure to see another huge group of pros saddle up and drop down their $10 grand, but that doesn't mean anything to the Day 1c casualties, who will unfortunately have to wait another whole year for their next shot at Poker's ultimate prize.

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Story by Mark Anderson

Sweet Tweets* from Day 1c

i saw a video of Helmouth's entrance. I love Phil, but come on man..WTF. I wouldn't do that for a million bucks.
-Doyle Brunson

Rivered. Guy got there on the river and bet 3k into a 14k pot. I reluctantly called in case he was bluffing the A. He wasn't. Down to 11k.
-Court Harrington

57k, small ball keeping me out of trouble. Open seats starting to be filled with competent players
-Terrence Chan

Went into food coma during level 4 and went up to 35K before falling 23K and then busting a short stack to get back up to 28,500.
-JD Newitt

Solid player made a big laydown against my set last hand of the level. I decided to show him
-Paul Wasicka

just finished singer off JJ>AK.. 82.5k.m dan harrington just replaced him
-Kevin Saul

Are you a crappy tournament player if you don't have copious amounts of small denomination chips?
-Ian Johns

Our table broke and it's like I've died and gone to heaven. Housewife check. Bimbo check. 2 Euros check. Morons double check. Awesome.
-JD Newitt

I'm grinding a 7k stack and am still the happiest person at my table.
-Court Harrington

*A sampling of Twitter posts from Event #57, courtesy of the
PokerRoad Nation.

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