WSOP Main Event: Martin Jacobson leads after Day 1A

Posted at 19:00 2014-07-07 by PokerNetwork Staff

It has begun. And when we say it, we obviosly mean theEvent #65: $10,000 Main Event of the 2014 World Series of Poker.

With this year seeing the WSOP celebrating 10 years at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, 2005 Champion Joe Hachem sent the cards in the air.

Fellow Main Event Champions led players into the field with both Ryan Riess and Greg Merson finding themselves located on the feature table, while Chris Moneymaker, Tom McEvoy, and Johnny Chan were also in the field alongside bracelet winners Jason Mercier, Phil Laak, Ted Forrest, Hoyt Corkins, John Monnette, Billy Baxter, Antonio Esfandiari, David Singer, and Layne Flack.

The first flight's starting field of 771 was cut down to 505 by the end of play, with Swede Martin Jacobson ending the day as chip leader with 200,100.

Aaron Wilt (157,650), Seamus Cahill (150,775), Andy Hwang (118,875), Pahuja (114,800), and Alex Simic (110,675) all round out the top few chip counts while the likes of Flack (75,450), Riess (70,225), Moneymaker (69,850), Esfandiari (59,775), and Annette Obrestad (54,625) all sit with healthy stacks.

Full live report from Day 1A >>

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