2010 WSOP Main Event: Third Verse Same As The First
July 8, 2021
The third starting flight of the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event, was in many ways similar to the first two.  Once again thousands of players plopped down $10,000 each in hopes of winning poker’s greatest event, and once again hundreds were inexplicably shocked to at some point find all their chips had been moved to someone else’s stack.  When discussed rationally of course most professional players will explain that such a thing is almost bound to happen considering the huge mine field of players one has to navigate through to survive a Day 1 in what is always the largest live event of the year, but deep down many still don’t seem to want to believe it will happen to them.

Day 1c of the 2010 WSOP Main Event saw many such defiantly confident players among the 2,314 total that sat down to play yesterday, including Tom “durrrr” Dwan and Phil Hellmuth, two of the most self-assured players on the Tour, however both along with 825 others, found themselves out of the running by the time bags were tagged at the end of the night’s play.

Some of the other known pros eliminated from contention during Day 1c included Alex Outhred, Huck Seed, Faraz Jaka, Lee Childs, Dario Minieri, Scott Fischman, Men Nguyen, Vicky Coren, Chad Brown, Shaun Deeb, Chau Giang, Mickey Appleman, PokerRoad’s Jeff Madsen and former World Series of Poker Main Event champion Jerry Yang.

On the more positive side though, 1,489 players made it through yesterday’s gauntlet and are now one substantial step closer to the ultimate dream including Johnny Chan, another former Main Event champion, who not only survived the day but ended it with one of the largest stacks in the room behind only Mathieu Sauiol, the Day 1c chip leader. 

Other notables from the Day 1c survivors list with significant stacks include David Williams (112,225), Annie Duke (62,000), Theo Tran (88,150), Robert Mizrachi (89,400), Barny Boatman (144,050), Christian Harder (61,200), Adam Junglen (80,975), Hasan Habib (63,225), Patrik Antonius (64,000), Evelyn Ng (65,525), Isaac Baron (99,150), Sammy Farha (65,900), Liz Lieu (70,050), Bart Hanson (73,925), Hoyt Corkins (129,150) and 2009 Main Event defending champion Joe Cada, still above average with 67,150 in chips.

With Day 1c completed only one more Day 1 heat now needs to be played to find out who will join the above listed players on one of two Day Twos, and how many in total will have given their money to create what is sure to be a stunning total prize pool.  To watch that final Day 1 in action, or to learn more about Day 1c, visit either or the official World Series of Poker website (
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