2010 World Series of Poker Main Event – Day 1D Recap


July 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Some of the biggest of poker’s big guns came out for the final seating of 2010 WSOP Main Event Day One action on Thursday.  Listed as Day 1D, the last of the first round World Series of Poker Main Event play concluded with some big names moving on and some big names going home.

Players of note that saw their first day be their last in this year’s Main Event were Joe Hachem, Sorel Mizzi, John Juanda and Ante Up For Africa winner, Phil Gordon. Making the best of their “first day on the job” were Vanessa Rousso, who chipped up to well over 100k, David Benyamine, who passed the 130k mark, and Steve Billirakis who topped out at almost 190k in chips.

Doyle Brunson finished his first day with a little more than 30k in chips while Phil Ivey survived round one with a bit less than his starting stack. Another of last year’s November Niners, Jeff Shulman, ended the day clinging to just over 12k in chips, while the 2009 Main Event runner up, Darvin Moon more than doubled his starting stack to about 78k. Jennifer Harman finished her first day just about where it began, with just under her original chip stack of 30k.

Following are pictures taken by PokerRoomReview.com of Day 1D WSOP Main Event action.

Doyle Brunson found the going a little rough on his first day of 2010 WSOP Main Event play, finishing the day just about where he started with just over 30k in chips.

Phil Ivey seems to be praying for better cards on his first day of the Main Event.  Unfortunately they never came as Ivey barely survived Day One and, just a few hours ago, busted out on Day Two.

Jeff Shulman, a member of last year’s Main Event Final Table, finds himself with significantly fewer chips at his 2010 Day One table in the Rio’s Pavilion Room.

Darvin Moon’s first day of the 2010 WSOP Main Event began on the ESPN Main Stage featured table where he ran his stack up to just under 80k.

Jennifer Harman eyes the dealer at her first round WSOP Main Event table in the Amazon Room.

Snuggies were in fashion for everyone at this Pavilion Room table, apparently located underneath an air conditioning vent.

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