Update: WSOP Day 1A and 1B Survivors Return to Tables

The battle keeps going

Combined, there are 2,044 players remaining from the Day 1A and 1B of the World Series of Poker main event, and they all went back to the tables on July 10 to keep their battle for the massive main prize.

When they reconvened, William John was in the chip lead on 266,700, but was soon eliminated by Mark Demirdjan.

By the end of the day, there were just 900 survivors left, and the chip lead looked as follows:

Gaelle Baumann 505,800

Mark Demirdjian 499,900

Shaun Deeb 460,900

Gerard Lubas 449,500

Kevin Davis 394,000

Jan Kasten 391,800

Taylor Paur 391,600

Ronny Kaiser 379,600

Julio de la Rosa 350,700

Vanessa Selbst 350,400

Others who made it through the day include Daniel Negreanu, Pius Heinz, Peter Eastgate, Jerry Yang, Dan Harrington, Robert Varkonyi, Eugene Katchalov, Maria Ho, Gavin Smith, Amnon Filippi, Mike McDonald, Sammy Farha, Brock Parker, Jackie Glazier, David Pham, Gabe Kaplan, Kevin Pollak, Brian Hastings, Eric Baldwin and Faraz Jaka.

However, those less lucky of the 2000+ players who were there from the beginning were Justin Bonomo, Tony Dunst, Darvin Moon, David Williams, Mike Sexton, Erik Seidel, Brian Rast, Isaac Haxton, Chad Brown, Jeffrey Lisandro, Mike Matusow, Martin Staszko, Scott Seiver and Billy Baxter.

The survivors will reconvene on July 12, along with those who remain from Day 2C, composing a single field for Day 3.

As for the standard WSOP events, one of the last ones, with the $10,000 buy-in, reached its final table, reducing from the initial 157 hopefuls to the following players: Yung Hwang, Matt Keikoan, Sam Stein, Ryan Eriquezzo, Huy Nguyen, Amanda Musumeci, and David ODB Baker.

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