This Just In: WSOP Main Event Day 1D Sells Out! Hundreds Turned Away
July 6, 2021

The final Day 1 of the 2009 World Series of Poker Main Event was expected to attract the most entrants, but it seems even event organizers were surprised to see just how many more were hoping to play.

Today, after more than 2,700 players (roughly) ponied up their $10,000 entry fees, World Series of Poker officials were forced to close Day 1d registration, with no more proverbial room in the Inn.  With the final day capped, hundreds, possibly thousands, were not able to enter the big dance apparently including numerous well known established pros.

There was much informal discussion around the Amazon Room of creating a Day 1e, perhaps off site, but such scuttlebutt was fairly quickly squashed when WSOP Commissioner Jeffrey Pollack addressed the players and the media in an impromptu press conference, putting the kibosh on any such ideas.

So as things stand now, in this possibly still developing story, the 2009 World Series of Poker Main event has seated all the players they can (with total number guesstimates around 6,400), but of course with such a controversial and apparently unforseen complication, things could still change.

Story by Mark Anderson

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