62 stay from the primary Day 1 and now the massive query is what number of runners will the Fundamental get within the closing two flights?
Final night time GGPoker hosted the primary Day 1 of the distinctive and controversial $10,000 World Sequence of Poker Fundamental Occasion. The $10,000 freezeout with 30 minute ranges attracted 252 runners in whole, including $2,419,200 to the eventual prize pool.
After 16 ranges 62 gamers stay with ‘VWgunter’ main the pack with 534,490 chips (106 massive blinds). It’s onerous to determine who’s remaining within the discipline as a result of it’s display names not actual names, however Anatoly Filatov and Daniel Dvoress are among the many recognized survivors.
Is 252 a great quantity of runners for Day 1A of the Fundamental Occasion? On the floor that appears unhealthy whenever you consider that the $5,000 Fundamental Occasion from earlier this yr obtained 5,802 whole entries and the 2019 reside Fundamental Occasion obtained 8,659, however this can be a very totally different beast as it isn’t re-entry with many Day 1s (just like the earlier on-line occasion) neither is it accessible to everybody on this planet (just like the 2019 occasion).
Extra importantly maybe, this Day 1 befell the weekend earlier than the match will get in full movement, with Day 1B and 1C going down this Saturday and Sunday. A whole lot of on-line tournaments have adopted this Day 1A the weekend earlier than format and the primary flight is all the time a a lot smaller affair. So whereas it’s unlikely we are going to see numbers matching the reside Fundamental Occasion, count on to see fields within the hundreds this weekend.
Particularly as GGPoker are awarding $5 million in Fundamental Occasion seats through satellites, which you’ll nonetheless get in on.
Each other distinctive facet about this Fundamental Occasion is that GGPoker’s Day 2 staking characteristic is obtainable for folks with deep pockets who desire a sweat on the Fundamental. No one on the time of writing who survived Day 1A has offered a chunk of themselves for Day 2, however this discipline most likely self selects as individuals who have offered motion earlier than the occasion began.
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