Day 1 recap
July 11, 2011, Posted by Pokerfarm
So Day 1 of the 2011 WSOP main event is in the books. A staggering 6865 punters ponied up $10,000 to take part over days 1 a, b, c and d and the field has been thinned out somewhat. There's still a very long road ahead and it will be a good couple of days before the money bubble approaches.
The boys at The Pokerfarm have been out in full force, some with more success than others but we’ve still got a good number of players left in with a shot of the big bucks.
Notable performances so far include South African cash game pro, Darren Kramer. King Kramer notched up an impressive 111k stack to take into day two, right up there with the chip leaders. His fellow South African Stan Topol also had a great day on the felt, chipping upto 85,675 come the end of play.
King Kramer in good shape after day 1
Wesley Pantling sits near the top of the farm leaderboard after an immense day 1; Wes absolutely crushed his table and goes into day 2 with a stack of 126,450. Even more impressive was John Hewitt who isn't far off the top of the entire day 1 leaderboard with a mouth watering 136,750 in chips. Coming off his great performance in event 18, John is set to make another deep run, this time in the big one and we wish him luck.
Pokerfarm's Josh Green put on a very solid performance and takes 52,000 into day 2. WSOPE champ James Bord made it through with 26,000 chips, still good for over 60 BBs and a lot of play left with his stack. Man of the moment Sam Trickett bagged and tagged a comfortable 47,700 chips and is certainly one to look out for come day 2.
Tricky makes day 2 without too much fuss
Martins Adeniya endured a tough day 1 but survived with 16,575 at the close. Speaking of surviviors, Pokerfarm's very own Jean Robert Bellande made it through with an impressive 56,475 chips. Another player who had a great day at the office was Jeff Lisandro, ending on 57,175 chips.
WSOP Heads up Champ and UK superstar Jake Cody had a slow day, but day one is all about surviving. Jake did indeed survive and takes through 34,000 bullets to fire on day 2. Jake's best pal and fellow bracelet winner Matt Perrins had a similar sort of day; without creating a fuss Matt slowly went about his business, bagging and tagging 33,000 to end a steady day.
Anything over 30k has to be considered a solid day 1 - Another Pokerfarm player hovering about this mark was Greg Ronaldson, ending up with 36,375 chips. Last but not least Matthew Wood was the last of the Pokerfarm boys to make it through to day 2 with a very helathy 63,225 in chips.
Matthew Wood - On the up
All in all it's been a pretty decent start for The Pokerfarm at the 2011 Main Event. Good luck to the boys for day 2 - We'll be following closely and don't forget to check out our daily Poolside catch up show for the very latest happenings from the WSOP Main Event!