Some records were broken for attendance with Day 1c being the largest starting field in history of the WSOP Main Event with 3,768 players registering on the last day.
More than half of the playing field has been eliminated at this point with about 3,300 players going through to Day 2.
In this 2014 WSOP Main Event Day 1 update we've included the chipleaders and notable players survival and eliminations on the first three starting days of the World Series of Poker Main Event.
2014 WSOP Main Event Day 1 a b & c
6,683 players will be playing for a first place prize of $10 million guaranteed along with the prestigious Main Event Title and bracelet.
2014 WSOP Main Event
Prize Pool: $62,820,200 (Winner to receive $10,000,000)
2014 WSOP Main Event Day 1 a
Only 771 players registered on the first starting day of the 2014 WSOP Main Event
2014 WSOP Main Event Day 1a Chipleaders
- Martin Jacobson - 200,100
- Aaron Wilt - 157,650
- Seamus Cahill - 150,775
Survived: Johnny Chan, Chris Moneymaker, Antonio Esfandiari and Annette Obrestad
Eliminated: Jason Mercier, Jean-Robert Bellande, Phil Laak and Andy Bloch.
2014 WSOP Main Event Day 1 b
Day 1b saw a field of 2,144 players registered, more poker pros making appearances on 2014 WSOP Main Event Day 1 b.
2014 WSOP Main Event Day 1b Chip Counts
- Trey Luxemburger 193,450
- Sarkis Hakobian 190,125
- Ryan Buckholtz 189,000
Survived: Dan Harrington, Huck Seed, Michiel Brummelhuis, Brian Hastings, Marvin Rettenmaier, Erik Seidel, Vanessa Selbst and Jason Somerville.
Eliminated: Bertrand Grospellier, Chris Moorman, Robert Mizrachi and Andy Black.
2014 WSOP Main Event Day 1 c
Day 3 was the final starting day of the Main Event with 3,768 registered players making history with the largest starting field on the first days of the Main Event.
2014 WSOP Main Event Day 1c Chip Counts
- Eric Tracey - 206,175
- Phil Ivey - 187,025
- Ronnie Pease - 181,850
Survived: Daniel Negreanu, Gus Hansen, Phil Hellmuth, Daniel Colman, Joe Hachem , Jonathan Duhamel, JC Tran and Scotty Nguyen.
Eliminated: Sam Trickett, David Ulliott, Tom Schneider and Jackie Glazier.
2014 WSOP Main Event Payout Structure
The payout structure for the November Nine final table players in the Main event is as follows:
Notice that the guaranteed first place prize of $10 million is almost double the prize for 2nd place.