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Chipleader on Day 1C of the WSOP Main Event - Eric Tracy

The Main Event of the edition 2014 of the World Series Of Poker (WSOP) attracts 6,683 players at the end of its third and final Day 1. This massive turnout can be described as a great success compared to this same poker tournament edition of last year though the record 2010 of participation (7,319 players) is far from beaten. By Day 1C, the field of this $ 10,000 buy-in event reached 3,768, all of whom are running for the WSOP 2014 title in Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The Day 1C was particularly highlighted by the presence of some professional athletes-poker enthusiasts such as footballer Gerard Piqué, NFL player Richard Seymour, cricketer Shane Warne and NBA players Paul Pierce and Earl Barron Jr.

By the end of Day 1C, Eric Tracy finished atop the leader board of the Day 2 with 206,175 chips ahead of Martin Jacobson (2nd, 200,100) and Trey Luxemburger (3rd, 193,450), respectively chipleaders of Day 1A and 1B. The 10 WSOP bracelets winner Phil Ivey is also qualified for the Day 2 with his 187,025 chips. Ronnie Pease (181,850), Nick Yunis (171,100), Tom Sarra Jr. (168,100), Martin Hansen (167,250), Jared Bleznick (165,200) and Blair Hinkle (161,650) also secured comfortable places for the Day 2 battle. Many notable names in the poker industry are also running for the WSOP 2014 title in this tournament: Artem Litvinov, Ali Eslami, Daniel Negreanu, Tommy Hang, McLean Karr, Daniel Alaei, Jake Cody, Jonathan Roy, Mark Seif, Jonathan Jaffe, James Obst, Seth Berger, Brad Booth and Matt Matros. And finally renowned athletes like Pierce (60,400), Barron (59,000), Seymour (27,100) and Pique (23,325) complete the field for the Main Event’s Day 2.

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