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2007 World Series of Poker Main Event Day 1C

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The 2007 World Series of Poker Main Event Day 1C results were better than Day 1A or Day 1B. There were 1,743 players at the tables today compared with 1,545 for Day 1B and 1,287 for Day 1A. Officials are saying that the last round tomorrow Day 1D should have the greatest number of players which may be 1800 plus. So far, the series has set numerous attendance records in tournament events leading up to the Main Event. Event #3 No Limit Hold'Em had 2,998 players in it and Event #49 No Limit Hold'em broke that record with 3,151 entrants at the tables. Payout in total for the first 54 events leading up to the Main Event has surpassed $100 million USD. In Harrah's opinion they feel this is the best Series ever, and with the turnouts we would have to agree.

With the increase in numbers, there were more recognizable faces in the field at this round of the Main Event. Seen were Humberto Brenes who stood up after winning a $50,000 pot and told everyone that, "The shark is coming!!!" waving his arms in the fashion of a shark's jaws opening and closing. Humberto is using a toy plastic shark as a card protector, and is telling everyone he meets what he knows about sharks during tournaments in this Series. Also there were 2003 Main Event Champion Chris Moneymaker, Phil Ivey, 2004 Main Event Champion Greg Raymer, former baseball player Jose Conseco, Gavin Griffin, 1991 Main Event Champion Brad Daugherty, Grammy winning rap star Nelly along with boxer Antonio Tarver, Jason Alexander from the television show Seinfeld, Mike "The Mouth" Matusow, Men "The Master" Nguyen and poker book author David Sklansky.

Regarding the hands that were played, some were crazy but a lot of players had very good days. In one hand, both players had pocket Aces, but when four more heart cards hit the felt one player came out victorious! Another one for the books took place when Darren Locke had pocket Aces, and after a flop of 8d 7c 2d two other players went all-in with $17,500 each. Darren did what is one of the hardest things to do in poker, he folded his pocket Aces! Turned out he was right to do so as one player held pocket 7's the other pocket 8's giving each 3 of a kind and no help came on the turn and river for anyone.

Outside of the norm, other things that take place can just amaze a person. Planters is a sponsor of the World Series of Poker and Mr. Peanut has been walking through the Amazon room waving and doing pretty well considering he has a 8 foot costume to wear. At least he was doing well until player Mike Matusow thought it would be funny to jump from his seat at the table and try to tackle Mr. Peanut to the ground. While Matusow wasn't quite successful, it was reported that other drunken spectators were trying to do the same thing in the hallways leading to the Amazon room. Some players work at keeping a good image, others need all the help they can get. A few of the players that made the cut to the next round are Carl Olson with 205,000 chips, Daniel Alaei 190,000, Darrell "Gigabet" Dicken 150,000, Chad Brown 120,000, Hasan Habib 80,000, Main Event champions Chris Ferguson 58,000 Chris Moneymaker 50,000 and Robert Varkonyi 56,000, Allen Cunningham 60,000, Humberto Brenes 40,000, Phil Gordon 32,000 and Fabrice Soulier 50,000. Day 1C ended with 659 players that will move on to Day 2B (survivors from 1C + 1D).


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Tom Howze is a webmaster of an Internet site that relates to the 2007 World Series of Poker events, updates and results news and 2007 WSOP Reports on the tournament events themselves.

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