The real challenge is staying on top
Over here in the United States, it is Independence Day, the Fourth of July. And because it is on a Monday, that means a three-day weekend for lots of folks. With the excitement of a three-day weekend, I suspect that many poker fans forgot that the 2022 World Series of Poker Main Event got going on Sunday (unless you read Earl’s article yesterday). With a solid two weeks of the tournament still to come, San Antonio’s Cedrric Trevino has the honor of being the chip leader after Day 1A, holding 317,800 chips.
Trevino, who is certain to get more subscribers to his “Poker Traveler” blog pretty soon, is one of just two players to finish Day 1A with over 300,000 chips. The other is Wesley Fei (300,000 exactly), who started playing poker only six months ago. He has since become a regular in Hustler Live cash game streams; this is his first tournament. Main Event is off to a fast start
It will be very interesting to see how the fields for each of the four starting flights turn out. This is the first year in a while that there have been four starting flights. It used to be that way, but the WSOP consolidated to three before expanding it to four last year. With pandemic flight restrictions into the US lifted just in the nick of time, though, event organizers added Days 1E and 1F in 2021 to give international players a better chance to get to Las Vegas.
The first Day 1 tends to be the smallest, as players don’t want a) the longest possible break between Day 1 and 2, and b) to pay for more hotel nights if they make it to Day 2. On the flip side, some people would rather bust as early as possible if they aren’t going to make it past the first day.
That said, the 2,145 entries on Day 1A is pretty astounding, with 631 players advancing to Day 2A. It is possible that Monday’s Day 1B could be smaller, as it still means a […]