WSOP Main Event Canadian Contingent: Negreanu with Biggest Canadian Stack after Day 1c

Daniel Negreanu in WSOP Main Event Day 1c

The final starting day for the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event played through five two-hour levels on Monday, and it set a new record. The 3,768 entrants for Day 1c was the largest WSOP Main Event starting field in history.

Day 1a kicked things off with 771 entries, 2,144 were added to the mix on Day 1b, and with the record-setting field for Day 1c, the total entrants tallied 6,683. The prize pool has been set at $62,820,200 and will be dispersed to the top 693 players, with the top spot earning the guaranteed $10 million.

Coming in at the top of the pack at the end of play on Day 1c was Eric Tracy with 206,175 chips. Right behind Tracy with the second-largest stack of Monday’s field was Phil Ivey with 187,025.

The largest stack in the hands of a Canadian was the 129,250 chips in front of Daniel Negreanu’s seat. He also has the most chips of any Canadian from all three start days as players head to Day 2. He barely edges out Nathan Fletcher who bagged 127,125 on Day 1b. With two runner-up finishes this summer and leaping to the top of the live tournament earnings list, not to mention more than a decade of great poker success, Negreanu is obviously one we might want to pin our hopes on for this Main Event.

These are the top 10 Canadian stacks from Day 1c:

PlayerChips
Daniel Negreanu129,250
Kyle Johnson124,625
Jonathan Roy113,500
Bradley Truck112,325
Eric Vallee111,950
Josh Mammon107,200
Patrick Serda106,825
Brad Booth101,775
Omarr Tabbara99,725
Colin Moffatt99,575

Some of the other notable Canadians that made it through Day 1c include Greg Mueller (80,125), Griffin Benger (75,525), Owen Crowe (73,000), Carla Sabini (69,900), Paul Klann (63,150), Matt Salsberg (61,000), Erik Cajelais (56,325), Lucas Greenwood (55,650), Matthew Lapossie (50,475), Gavin Smith (43,700), Elliot Smith (41,775), Jonathan Duhamel (41,375), Dan Idema (40,000), Timothy Adams (39,750), Matt Marafioti (39,375), and Shawn Buchanan (28,625).

Two other big names from our side of the border, Marc-Andre Ladouceur and Tuan Lam, did not manage to survive their first day.

The following are the rest of the many Canadians who bagged chips at the end of Day 1c:

Quentin SiffledeenJaspal BrarJean-Nicholas FortinDerek LernerKyle Ho
Parker TalbotFrank KatanaDong GuoDavid BarterSpiro Mikrogianakis
Edmund ChanJulien FauteuxGregory GengeChantal MackenzieMichael Smith
Perry RouzesAnthony DiotteJeff CoteJeffrey RothneyThomas Popov
Frankie SicoliSteve TrippEmmanuel DesmaraisTony HoangClavet Mathieu
Robin BergrenJoe GodboutCarmelo MenechellaPhilip CoutureRoss Webb
Mark HughesGrant FrullingJean-Pascal SavardClayton MozdzenJeffrey Chu
Joonyeol YouSteven ParkinNicholas VerkaikGeorge PhippsAlexandre Lavigne
Miguel ProulxMichel HaliouaChristopher KlementisAlexander WongPing Lin
Demosthenes KiriopoulosSamrane SiharathAnh Van NguyenJason KastnerJoel Bullock
Vincent LamAaron DuczakJeffrey MahoneyJohn NixonRavinder Bedi
Alex BylickiScott HendricksonChristopher ComelyBrian WilsonRudy Blondeau
Ali RabahDoris CharleboisDale SandbergMichael NoorBrant Taylor
Malachy HaganBradley SmithChristopher AnnouzaMartin FeijoPatrick Lindsay
Stephen KatzYuri SiniakSasa StancicSukhpaul DhaliwalSaid Shahinfar
Michelle DoironJustin OuimetteChris BackGerald FehrScott Hill
Devin RobinsonAllon AllisonBrian MckayDennis MacdonaldDavid Baba
Daniel KoschokSimon CharetteChristopher LastiwkaKeith WintermansNavroop Shergill
Adam KendeVanessa KadeAlemu MakonenCarter SwidlerCossette Spencer
Anthony MarNeal ThorntonSebastian SikorskiJeanfrancois LauzonGuillaume Rivet
William SonDawit TsegaiJeff HakimVic DicriscioSylvain Charest
Douglas SavageDouglas HartwickCindy KerslakeMitchell ShuterJair Beltran
Raymond ChenDuc NguyenMark GundersonScott HempelIvan Mamuzic
Paul PritchettGeoffrey MulliganJaymie HollandMatthew WoodTyler Bonkowski
Steven HalcovitchBrian MacnevinDavid OttosenGlen MingDylan Shwartz
Steven BonertzJohn FramptonHenry IvanyMichael FlanaganTodd Chamberlain
Colin GengeJonathan PlensChad SiuMatthew GrocholskyKimberly Lim

This adds 161 players to the Canadian contingent for Day 2 in the Main Event. The total across all three starting days is 258 Canadians who bagged chips. Among those are plenty of big names with more than enough skill go deep — even make a final table — dare we say, win the damn thing?

Players from Day 1a and 1b will be hitting the felts on Tuesday for Day 2a/b, while these survivors from Day 1c will be back on Wednesday for Day 2c.

For the most up-to-date coverage of all the action, tune into the PokerNews live reporting blog. Then check back in here for a recap of each day’s action.

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