The World Series of Poker 2014 started in June and it has seen many poker players bag a lot of cash and the bracelet. Others have also gone without winning anything and others just pocketed a little. With the ending of the world series of poker, the main event entry list did not break the record as expected. The official figures show that for the three starting days, day 1a had 771 entrants, day 1b has 2144 entrants while day 1c had 3768 entrants. This is a slight increase from last year’s entries by 5 %. The total registration of 6,683 with the $10,000 buy in generated a prize pool nearing to $ 63 million and therefore about 683 players will win some cash. Among those who registered are Phil Ivey, Greg Mueller, Gaelle Baumann, Todd Brunson Carlos Mortensen, Phil Hellmuth, Doug Polk, Humberto Brenes, former WSOP champions Joe Hachem & Jonathan Duhamel, Gus Hansen, Tom Dwan, Jannifer Harman and Alex Bolotin.
On day 1b, of the 2144 players that registered, only 1,428 survived through to go to day 2 among them being Trey Luxemburger with 193,450 and the closest being Sarkis Hakobian with 190,125 chips. Other names that made it were Erik Seidel, Marvin Rettenmaier, Vanessa Selbst, Matt Affleck, Mike McDonald, Allen Cunningham and Scott Seiver. Some of those who missed are Chris Moorman, Joseph Cheong, Andy Black, Bertrand Grospellier, David Sands, Paul Volpe, Dan Shak, Scott Clements, Vivek Rajkumar and Kevin Saul.
Day 1a and 1b saw 1,933 survivors and day 1c saw a record of 2,571 survivors totaling to 4,504 competitors in the main event. Day 2 a/b saw the 1,933 survivors of day 1a and 1b back at the tables to compete on the five 120 minute levels. At the end of the day there were 700 survivors led by Tim Stansifer with 481,500 chips and followed by Tom Cannuli with 407,800 chips. Those who survived and will move to Day 3 include Martin Jacobson, who was the chip leader when the day started, and still among those holding the top stacks, Antonio Esfandiari, Ole Schemion, Eric Cloutier, Abe Mosseri, Erik Seidel, Faraz Jaka, Allen Cunningham, Marvin Rettenmeier, former champions Chris Moneymaker and Huck Seed and the current champion Ryan Reiss.
Some of those who did not make it to day 3 include some big names such as the former world champ Greg Merson, Mike Sexton, Josh Arieh, Michiel Brummelhuis, Dennis Phillips, Venessa Selbst, Yevgeny Timoshenko, Igor Kurganov, Brandoin Shack-Harris, Annett Obrestad and George Danzer. There were no cash prizes to all those who did not make it.
Day 2c will see the 2,571 survivors of day 1c compete and there will be a departure of many. Those who will survive will go to Day 3 and will combine with the 700 who survived on Day 2a/b.
Day 3 will mark the final day of the World Series of Poker 2014 and that is when the champion will be determined from those who survived Day 2 a/b and 2c.