2006 World Series of Poker Main Event Starts Today!

Today marks the start of the 37th annual world series of poker.  It is reported that there are over 8000 entrants to pony up the 10K entry fee.  Another record breaking year in terms of prize pool and entries.  It truly is amazing just how big has become.

They will have 4 starting days, with 2000 players getting to play each day, and play will not stop until they are down to 800 each day.  Could be a long day for most.  Thanks to the online poker boom it makes it nearly impossible for a big name player to win the Main Event and it looks like the $50,000 HORSE tournament will likely be the way to determine the yearly champion among the pros.  Chip Resee took home the title this year and it is likely that this tournament will be the most anticapated tournament from here on out.  More updates on World Series Main Event Play to follow.

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  1. Day 1A has ended. It is being reported that there are over 8500 entrants to this point and registration will continue until Monday.

    Some noticeable names that have already been eliminated, Dutch Boyd, Gus Hansen, Minh Nguyen, Lee Watkinson, Dan Harrington, Amir Vahedi, and Chip Jett.

    Top 30 Chip Counts after day 1A

    1 Paul McCaffrey 111800
    2 Mark Vos 93000
    3 Cuong Do 86000
    4 Jeffrey Lisandro 79000
    5 Pete Falk 68200
    6 Mike Erstling 67000
    7 Yervand Boyadjian 65000
    8 Mike Epstein 62000
    9 David Pham 59000
    10 Eric Buchman 56500
    11 Tom Richter 56000
    12 Matthew Maroon 52500
    13 Aaron Katz 52500
    14 Jesse Martin 51000
    15 Hoyt Corkins 50000
    16 Luke Neely 49000
    17 Joe Tehan 48500
    18 An Tran 48000
    19 Julian Gardner 48000
    20 Billy Duarte Jr. 47000
    21 Layne Flack 45000
    22 Jason Strasser 44500
    23 Luan Phan 44500
    24 Gregg Grivas 44000
    25 John Hoang 43475
    26 Jordan Richland 43000
    27 Mike Sexton 42500
    28 Shane Schleger 41500
    29 Mike Sorrentino 35500
    30 Barry Greenstein 34500

    Nice to see some named pros in the top 30.

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