Hundreds left out of 2009 WSOP Main Event

Bertrand Grospellier
Bertrand Grospellier was one of the lucky ones.

Confusion set upon the Rio Convention Center Monday afternoon as thousands of players made a last-minute attempt to register for Day 1D of the WSOP Main Event.

Day 1D is the last first day in the field, meaning that players that haven't registered by today are left out of the Main Event this year.

After a drop off in the numbers from last year on Day 1A and 1B, Day 1C saw a resurgence, with nearly 1,700 entrants.

Day 1D has been an even bigger success, drawing right around 2,809 players at the latest count, bringing the total number of entrants for the 2009 Main Event to 6,494.

The problem? The flood of players has caused Day 1D to sell out, and hundreds of players were turned away today with the Amazon, Brasilia and Miranda rooms full, and even some tables moved out of the Rio Convention Center to the main casino.

The players that did manage to get into the field have created the busiest day yet at the Tom Dwan, did manage to make it into the field, making a rare real-world appearance with a late entrance into the Miranda room.

Other big names in the field on Day 1D include Erick Lindgren, Vanessa Rousso, Phil Ivey, Russ "Dutch" Boyd, Kenny Tran, Michael Mizrachi, Jennifer Harman, Marco Traniello, and Cyndy Violette.

Ivey has commanded a lot of attention from the rail and from the ESPN camera crews, and the Full Tilt pro has spent his day away from the feature table and staying out of the limelight as much as possible.

The WSOP has stated that a sell out occurs when 2,800 players enter the field in one day. The final numbers have yet to be released at the time of this writing.

Other notables in the field Monday include 2008 Main Event champ Peter Eastgate, Humberto Brenes, Kathy Liebert, Shawn Sheikan, Mike Wattel, David Chiu and Huck Seed.

Plenty of celebrities were also spotted in the field, including Ray Romano, Marlon Wayans, Shannon Elizabeth and former NBA player John Salley.

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