WSOP 2023 Day 38 Digest

Event #76: $10,000 MAIN EVENT No-Limit Hold’em World Championship

All day ones have been completed, letting us know how many entered the main event this year. So has the 2006 record of 8,773 entries been beaten?

The exact number is still undefined but official sources says we’re at 9,350 and counting, beating the previous number by nearly 600 entries!

Chip leader Nick Rigby

Day 1D finished with Nicholas Rigby having the most chips with 408,000. He’ll start day 2 as the overall chip leader and the only one with more than 400,000. Brittney Stout finishes the day as second in chips with 375,500.

Amongst the previous main event winners, day 2 will return with Joe Hachem (125,300), Qui Nguyen (121,800), Chris Moneymaker (143,100), and Scotty Nguyen (8,400).

Other well known names returning from day 1D with a doubled stack include Chance Kornuth (241,500), Men Nguyen (221,000), Ari Engel (203,000), Bill Klein (133,300), Davidi Kitai (129,800) and Jake Schwartz (128,800).

Phil Hellmuth made his usual grand entrance accompanied by Dan Cates in a cage:

He managed to bag 108,500 chips and will get to day 2, whereas his caged lion did not and will return prematurely to the jungle.

That’s it for today’s recap, but the Main Event comes back with day 2 for flights A, B and C! Schedule resumes with the start of the Event #77: $777 Lucky 7’s No-Limit Hold’em, with a $777,777 guaranteed 1st place.