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Published: 14th July 2016 Written by WSOP, WSOP 2016
Updated: 10th December 2023

2016 wsop main event updates2016 WSOP Main Event updates, the 47th Annual World Series of Poker broke records for the biggest attendance figures in it’s history.

After the conclusion of the three starting flights Day 1A-C there was a total of 6,737 registered players generating a prize pool of over $63 million. First place cash prize will be more than $8 million including a championship bracelet.

The Main Event playing fields have now combined as one field playing down to the Final Table, read more for info on the chipleaders, survivors and eliminations.

2016 WSOP Main Event Updates

See the updates for the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event below:

Event 68: 2016 WSOP Main Event
Dates: Saturday, July 9 – Wednesday – November 2
Buy-in: $10,000
Prize Pool: $63,327,800
Entries: 6,737

2016 WSOP Main Event Day 1A – July 9

Entries: 764 players

The first starting flight had 23 entries more that last years Main Event, there were 567 survivors going through to Day 2.

Chipleader: Gary Sewell (312,500)

Eliminations: Mark Radoja, Calvin Anderson, Greg Mueller, Matt Waxman, and David Paredes.

Survivors: Shannon Shorr, Gaelle Baumann, Jordan Cristos, Frank Kassela, Jonathan Little, Mark Kroon, Matt Glantz, Chris Klodnicki, Alex Jacob, and Phil Galfond.

2016 WSOP Main Event Day 1B – July 10

Entries: 1,733 players

The second starting flight of the Main Event had 1,733 players register, 40 more entries than last year.

Chipleader: Andrey Zaichenko (292,700)

Eliminations: TJ Cloutier, Rep Porter, Jean-Robert Bellande,

Survivors: Johnny Chan, Greg Raymer, Chris Ferguson, Tom McEvoy, Justin Bonomo, Vanessa Selbst and Antonio Esfandiari.

2016 WSOP Main Event Day 1C – July 11

Entries: 4,240 players

The final starting flight broke the record, being the largest starting field in history with 4,240 entries which was 277 more than the previous year.

Chipleader: Timothy Sheehan (394,100)

Eliminations: Phil Laak, Randy Lew, John Racener, Brandon Cantu, Jason Mercier, and Ryan D’Angelo

Survivors: Joe McKeehen, Ryan Reis, Martin Jacobson, Chris Moneymaker, Scotty Nguyen, Phil Hellmuth, Greg Merson, Joe Hachem, Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu and John Juanda,

2016 WSOP Main Event Day 2AB – July 12

The remaining players from Day 1A & Day 1B play separately for five levels of play, survivors return for Day 3 with all fields combined.

Chipleader: Valentin Vornicu (838,600)

Eliminations: Chad Holloway, David Sands, Dominik Nitsche, Dan Fleyshman, Gary Benson, and Jeff Lisandro

Survivors: Vanessa Selbst, Antonio Esfandiari, Bertrand Grospellier, Greg Raymer, Benny Glaser,

The surviving players from Day 2A/B will combine with those who make it through Wednesday’s Day 2C. The combined field will restart for Day 3 on July 14 at 11 a.m.

2016 WSOP Main Event Day 2C – July 13

The surviving players from Day 1 C, the largest playing field return for five levels of play. Those who survive Day 2C will join the combined field on Day 3.

Chipleader: Gustavo Lopes (630,700)

Eliminations: Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu, Robert Mizrachi, Russell Thomas, Joe Cada and Martin Jacobson.

Survivors: Liv Boeree, Ryan Riess, Greg Merson, Joe McKeehen and Phil Hellmuth.

2016 WSOP Main Event Day 3 – July 14

Day 3 starts with all playing fields combining and the Main Event Champion is one of those players. The bubble is about to burst after it does all remaining players will cash in the Main Event.

Chipleader: Kenny Hallaert

Eliminations: Joe McKeehen, Matt Salsberg, Bertrand Grospellier, Matt Jarvis, Darryll Fish, Phil Hellmuth, JC Tran, Dan Cates, Scott Seiver, Doug Polk, Eugene Katchalov, Jake Cody, Ray Romano, Matt Affleck

Survivors: Antonio Esfandiari, Shaun Deeb, Max Silver, Antoine Saout, Jimmy Fricke, Liv Boeree, Alvaro Lopez, Steve O’Dwyer, Greg Raymer, Barry Shulman, Gaelle Baumann, Andrew Lichtenberger, Maria Ho, Todd Brunson, Johnny Chan, David Tuchman, Jason Somerville, Michael Mizrachi

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2016 WSOP Main Event Day 4 – July 15

Day 4 of the Main Event started out with 800 players ended off with 251 players remaining.

Chipleader: Bryan Piccioli (4,026,000)

Eliminations: Ryan Riess, David Tuchman, Jason Somerville and Steve O’Dwyer

Survivors: Johnny Chan, Greg Raymer, Maria Ho, Melanie Weisner, Antoine Saout, Max Silver,

2016 WSOP Main Event Day 5 – July 16

The field of 251 players from the start of the day played down till just 80 players remained.

Chipleader: Jerry Wong (11,555,000)

Eliminations: Greg Raymer, Gaelle Baumann (2016 WSOP Last Woman Standing finishing 102nd), Johnny Chan

Survivors: Kenny Hallaert, Griffin Benger, Tom Marchese

2016 WSOP Main Event Day 6 – July 17

Just 27 players remaining, three tables left in the Main Event, below are the chip counts of the top ten players and possibly the Main Event champion for 2016.

Top Ten Chip Counts

  1. Vojtech Ruzicka – 26,415,000
  2. Michael Ruane – 24,565,000
  3. Cliff Josephy – 23,860,000
  4. James Obst – 19,560,000
  5. Myung Mike Shin – 19,345,000
  6. Valentin Vornicu – 17,450,000
  7. Fernando Pons – 17,270,000
  8. Thomas Miller – 17,185,000
  9. Kenny Hallaert – 15,465,000
  10. Tom Marchese – 15,420,000

2016 WSOP Main Event Payout Structure Final Table

  1. $8,000,000
  2. $4,658,452
  3. $3,451,175
  4. $2,574,808
  5. $1,934,579
  6. $1,463,906
  7. $1,250,000
  8. $1,100,000
  9. $1,000,000