A number of big names were among the casualties as Day 1C of the World Series of Poker's $10,000 Main Event came to a conclusion this morning. Andrew Robl, Annette Obrestad and Jonathan Duhamel were all among those who won't return.
A large number of star players were among the casualties, as the World Series of Poker's $10,000 Main Event concluded its Day 1C this morning.
The starting day drew a total of 3,418 players, the highest ever in the history of the Main Event.
Sadly for a number of well-known pros, the starting day would also be their only taste of action, as they busted out without making it on to Day 2.
This goes for players like Annette Obrestad
, Andrew Robl, Lex Veldhuis, Humberto Brenes, Chino Rheem, Olivier Busquet, Nacho Barbero and 2010 champion Jonathan Duhamel.
More successful was the unknown Randy Haddox, who finished the day on top of the counts with a 188,275 chips stack.
Also making it on the the next stages of the tournament with big stacks were Brandon Adams with 158,100 chips, Jake Cody with 124,675, Joe Cada with 117,375, Sorel Mizzi with 115,000 and Viktor "Isildur1" Blom with 110,225.
A number of superstars further went through with medium sized stacks, including Johnny Chan
with 82,300, Doyle Brunson with 81,400 and Antonio Esfandiari
Jason Mercier and Phil Ivey
were also among the survivors, although both went through with less than half of their 30,000 starting stack.
Overall chip leader is still Austrian player William John, who finished Day 1A with 266,700 chips.
The festivities will continue tomorrow at noon, Las Vegas time, where the survivors of today's Day 1C will continue on the first of altogether three Day 2s.
To see more chip counts and updates from the 2012 Main Event, see the WSOP website