Two Players Bust on the First Hand of 2023 WSOP Main Event Day 1D
Chris Moneymaker was introduced prior to the start of Day 1d at the 2023 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event. A couple minutes later, two players had already dusted off their stacks.
The all-time WSOP Main Event attendance record was broken on Thursday, a record held since 2006 (8,773 players), the year Jamie Gold won it for $12 million.
As we await to see just how many players will be registered on Day 1d, plenty of excitement is taking place inside Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas, starting with two epic hands moments following "shuffle up and deal."
Two Players Out Instantly
Poker player Scott Fitzhugh (@fitzpoker), who was at the table, shared a video of the first hand on Twitter. One player was all in with pocket kings against pocket aces, which held up. The pocket kings dusted off a full 300 big blind stack, and $10,000, one hand into what will be a 10-day tournament.
Early double ups in a marathon tournament such as the Main Event don't guarantee anything, but they sure are nice for the player who takes it down.
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In the second immediate bust-out, the PokerNews team was called over to a table with a massive pot brewing. With close to 18,000 already in the middle on a board showing Q♣8♠2♠9♦, Mikolaj Zawadzki checked from the big blind to Jamie Smith in the hijack who bet 12,000.
Zawadzki tossed in chips for the call and the 5♥ completed the board. Zawadzki checked again and Smith moved all in for 44,000. Zawadzki went deep in the tank, contemplating his decision for more than four minutes, until eventually sliding his stack forward to make the call.
Smith tabled Q♥Q♦ for top set and Zawadzki looked sick as he rolled over 8♥8♦ for middle set as he made his way to the exit on the very first hand. If there's any consolation for Zawakdski, at least he wasn't the only player to bust right off the bat.
In this Series
- 1 The 2023 WSOP Main Event is Underway: Jamie Gold Ready for Record to Be Broken
- 2 Agony of Defeat: Poker Player Runs Kings into Aces Twice Vs. Same Opponent, Busts Main Event Day 1
- 3 Espen Jorstad in Action, Ready to Defend World Championship
- 4 July 5, 2019: Reliving the Craziest Day in WSOP Main Event History
- 5 Poker Boom 2.0: 2023 WSOP Main Event Officially the Largest Ever
- 6 Two Players Bust on the First Hand of 2023 WSOP Main Event Day 1D
- 7 The Greatest Show: Hellmuth and Jungleman Make Grand Entrance into 2023 WSOP Main Event
- 8 Ex-Manchester City Striker Sergio Aguero Makes Surprise Entry into 2023 WSOP Main Event
- 9 Would You Fold Kings Preflop on Day 1 of the WSOP Main Event in This Spot?
- 10 Alexandra Botez & 888poker Ambassadors Make Day 2 of Main Event
- 11 Rapper Hoodie Allen Abandons Chips in Poker World Championship for Friend's Wedding
- 12 Online Poker Pioneer Isai Scheinberg Plays WSOP Main Event for the First Time
- 13 Phil Hellmuth Coolered Out of WSOP Main Event by Nicholas "Dirty Diaper" Rigby
- 14 2023 WSOP Main Event Registration Closes w/ 10,043 Entries & $12.1M to Winner
- 15 Tom Dwan Busts WSOP Main Event; What Would You Do Here?
- 16 Popular Rapper Returns in Time for Poker World Championship...And Gets Aces Cracked
- 17 The Muck: Was the WSOP Main Event Payout Structure Absurd?
- 18 Queen on the River Dashes Nicholas Rigby's WSOP Main Event Title Dreams
- 19 Pollster Nate Silver's Chances of Winning 2023 WSOP Main Event are Now 0%
- 20 Nicholas Rigby Busts Chance Kornuth in a 200 Big Blind Pot on Day 5
- 21 Moneymaker, Hachem Bust Day 5; All Past WSOP Main Event Champs Out
- 22 Nicholas Rigby Talks "Dirty Diaper" Strategy in the 2023 WSOP Main Event
- 23 Nightmare Runout Knocks Alexandra Botez Out of the WSOP Main Event
- 24 Father & Daughter Make the Money of the 2023 WSOP Main Event
- 25 Kings Lose to Aces on the Bubble of the 2023 WSOP Main Event
- 26 Do You Know Which Poker Player Just Set the Record of Cashing Seven Consecutive Live WSOP Main Events?
- 27 2023 WSOP Main Event Hands of the Week: Royal Flush Twice in 4 Hands; Miracle Running Kings
- 28 Would You Rather Get a WSOP Main Event Seat for Life or $200,000?
- 29 Alexandra Botez Wants the WSOP Main Event Stream to Be Free; Do You Agree?
- 30 Can Some Fool's Gold Help Adam Walton Capture the 2023 WSOP Main Event Bracelet?
- 31 Jones, Weinman and Walton to Battle for 2023 WSOP Main Event Title
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- 33 Adam Walton Jams 80 Big Blind Stack Into Pocket Aces, Busts WSOP Main Event
- 34 Daniel Weinman Wins Record-Breaking 2023 WSOP Main Event for $12,100,000
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