This Monday was Day 41 of the 2017 World Series of Poker (WSOP). The annual poker tournament series in Las Vegas is the world’s largest. Players from all around the world fill the halls of the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino looking for one of the 74 coveted gold bracelets that will be awarded to each winner.
On Day 41, just Day 1c of the Main Event was in action. Here’s a look at the action with an eye on the Canadian contingent:
Mann Bags Heaps in Main Event
The third and final starting flight to Event #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event - World Championship filled the Rio with thousands of hopeful poker players. The WSOP cleared the schedule to let the world’s most-anticipated poker tournament have the stage all to itself on Monday.
The day saw 4,262 entries. Added to the players on Day 1a and 1b, that brought the tournament total to 7,221 — the third-largest WSOP Main Event in history.
By the end of Day 1c, 3,300 player still had chips and will return on Wednesday for Day 2c. At the top of the heap was American Jerome Brion with 247,900 chips. Sitting in seventh overall is the top Canadian: Jason Mann with 223,600.
Also having a successful Day 1c were Canadians Marc-Etienne McLaughlin (195,000), Angie Gelinas (177,700), Danny Noseworthy (143,700), Cindy Kerslake (143,300), Laurence Grondin (140,500), Gavin Smith (128,600), Tyler Bonkowski (116,000), Noah Vaillancourt (115,400), Max Greenwood (105,000), Troy Quenneville (100,100), Shawn Buchanan (94,200), Logan Dunn (92,200), Mike Leah (84,800), Ami Barer (68,600), Pablo Mariz (64,100), Kristen Bicknell (62,600), Thomas Taylor (59,300), Marc-Andre Ladouceur (58,600), Xuan Liu (55,000), Kevin Martin (53,200), Haralabos Voulgaris (39,200), Robert Cheung (39,200), Andrew Chen (29,900), Greg Mueller (27,900), Daniel Negreanu (26,200), Griffin Benger (22,200), and Will Molson (3,900), among many, many others.
The survivors of Day 1a and 1b will return on Tuesday for Day 2ab — 2,219 players out of the 2,959 entries.