Huge Numbers on Main Event Day 1b

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The Rio was host to one of the biggest Day 1b’s in WSOP history on Tuesday with nearly 1,500 players paying the $10,000 to play.

A total of 1,489 players bought into Day 1b, which was a nice bump from the 1,125 that bought in on Day 1a.

Among the big name players to take part on the usually slow starting day were Erick Lindgren, Justin Bonomo, Joe Sebok, Liv Boeree, Jamie Gold and Arnaud Mattern.

Unfortunately all of the above players busted along with 400 more, leaving approximately 1,000 players to carry the torch into Day 2b.

Annette Obrestad made her first appearance in the North American version of the tournament she won in London in 2008.

After nearly 12 hours of play Obrestad busted and will likely want to forget her first experience in the biggest poker tournament in the world.

Meanwhile Jason DeWitt, Phil Galfond, Alex Kostritsyn, Florian Langmann and Kido Pham will bring large stacks into Day 2b.

Other notables to make Day 2b include Brandon Cantu, Dan Kelly, Johnny Lodden, Phil Laak, Jon Turner, Dan Harrington, Gavin Smith and Matt Stout. Day 2b will start at 12 p.m. on Saturday.

Day 1c begins at 12 p.m. tomorrow.

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