2010 WSOP Main Event: The Second Flight
July 7, 2021
Day 1b of the World Series of Poker Main Event, the second starting day of four, saw 1,489 more players pony up $10,000 each for a chance at poker’s ultimate status symbol- a WSOP Main Event bracelet.

Among the nearly 1,500 Day 1b entrants sat even more familiar names than yesterday and sadly there were more eliminations as well, despite the extremely friendly blind structure and deep, triple starting stacks, worth 30,000 in tournament chips.

Some of the well known players eliminated yesterday from the 2010 WSOP Main Event included Mark Seif, Dan Shak, Erick Lindgren, Arnaud Mattern, Liv Boeree, Jamie Gold, Rafe Furst, Justin Bonomo, Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, John D’Agostino, Brett “Gank” Jungblut,  Robert Williamson III, Annette Obrestad, Eugene Todd “Bro,” Shawn Buchanan and PokerRoad’s own Joe Sebok, who was just one of over 470 casualties from the difficult starting day.

Some of the survivors from Day 1b, currently sitting with more than healthy chip stacks include Phil Galfond (107,100), Vladimir Shchemelev (53,500), Chris Bell (88,900), Jared Hambly (55,900), Karina Jett (58,700), Johnny Lodden (64,475), Brandon Cantu (65,025), Dan Kelly (70,700), Roland De Wolfe (96,600) and PokerRoad Radio’s own Gavin “the Caveman” Smith, still alive and kicking with a stack worth 62,275, despite what some tweets and poker websites may currently be reporting.

Day 1b wrapped up last night with 1,021 survivors in total, each of whom will now wait till later this week to continue their treks towards poker’s greatest pinnacle.  However, before that happens they will first step aside and make room for today’s Day 1c crop of hopefuls, who are set to begin their journeys at noon (Vegas time).  For more information, or to read the live Day 1c updates- powered by PokerNews- visit
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