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Published: 11th July 2017 Written by WSOP, WSOP 2017
Updated: 10th December 2023

2017 wsop main event day 1 abc2017 WSOP Main Event Day 1 ABC has been completed, with all three starting flights done and dusted we now have some stats of the playing field size and prize pool.

A total of 7,221 players registered for the 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event generating a prize pool of $67,877,400 with $8,150,000 for first place. The final table players will all be guaranteed at least a million for a final table appearance.

At the end of Day 1 ABC there are 4,262 players who will be going through to Day 2 A&B on Tuesday and Wednesday.

2017 WSOP Main Event Day 1 ABC

The 2017 WSOP Main Event is currently in full swing with all three starting days completed. At this point we have some statistics to work with for cashes, playing fields and more.

Buy-in: $10,000
Prize pool: $67,877,400
Entries: 7,221
Remaining: 4262

Final Table Payout

  1. $8,150,000
  2. $4,700,000
  3. $3,500,000
  4. $2,600,000
  5. $2,000,000
  6. $1,675,000
  7. $1,425,000
  8. $1,200,000
  9. $1,000,000

The top 1,084 players will finish in the money with at least $15,000 for surviving the bubble position.


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2017 WSOP Main Event Day 1A

The first starting flight of WSOP Main Event had the largest starting field since 2013 and is generally the smallest field of all three flights.

Buy-in: $10,000
Entries: 795
Remaining: 576

Day 1A Chipleaders

  1. Morten Mortensen – 276,000
  2. Sam Grafton – 231,600
  3. Griffin Abel – 226,000

Notable survivors: Barry Shulman, Qui Nguyen (2016 WSOP Main Event runner-up), Martin Jacobson (2014 WSOP Main Event winner), Mike Matusow, Phil Laak, Doug Polk, Tom McEvoy

Eliminated: Jerry Yang, Leon Tsoukernik, Matt Savage, Blake Bohn, Anthony Spinella, Sorel Mizzi, and Dan Shak.

2017 WSOP Main Event Day 1B

Day 1B was biggest playing field since 2011 with 2,164 entering the second starting flight of the 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event.

Buy-in: $10,000
Entries: 2,164
Remaining: 1,643

Day 1B Chipleaders

  1. Richard Dubini – 254,500
  2. Lawrence Bayley – 247,400
  3. Serge Chechin – 229,800

Notable survivors: Kenny Hallaert, Matt Glantz, Barry Greenstein, Nick Schulman, Adrian Mateos, Scott Seiver, Matt Salsberg, Jeff Shulman, Dani Stern, Antoine Saout, Layne Flack, Chip Jett & Jeff Lisandro.

Eliminated: Vanessa Selbst, Abe Mosseri, Justin Bonomo, Ben Yu, Dan O’Brien, Jesse Sylvia and 2012 Main Event champ Greg Merson.

2017 WSOP Main Event Day 1C

Day 1C had the biggest playing field being the most popular day to start the Main Event. Day 1C featured a star studded field of poker pros, see below for some of the surviving players at the end of the day.

Buy-in: $10,000
Entries: 4,262
Remaining: 3,300

Day 1C Chipleaders

  1. Jerome Brion – 248,000
  2. Rudy Sawa – 238,600
  3. Carl Carodenuto – 237,800

Notable survivors: John Monnette, Adam Levy, Andre Akkari, Brandon Shack-Harris, Brian Rast, Johnny Chan, Scotty Nguyen, Rob Mizrachi, Cate Hall, Joseph Cheong, Matt Affleck, Phil Hellmuth, Max Silver, Allen Cunningham, Antonio Esfandiari, Robert Mizrachi, Phil Galfond, David Benyamine, James Alexander, Jackie Glazier, Sofia Lovgren, JC Tran, Bruno Politano, Chris Ferguson, Gus Hansen, Bruno Kawauti, Sam Trickett, Joe McKeehen, Nicolau Villa-Lobos, William Kassouf, Mike Sexton, Isaac Haxton, Chris Moorman, Shaun Deeb & Daniel Negreanu.

Eliminated: Mark Newhouse, John Juanda, John Duthie, Johnny Lodden, John Racener & Russell Thomas.