The World Series of Poker Main Event rolled into its second starting day on Tuesday, as 1B brought in 2,379 players that all put up $10,000 for a chance to win millions. When it was all said and done, fewer than 1,700 players remained with Smain Mamouni leading the way with 311,600. While the Frenchman didn’t play on the feature table, the action PokerGO was riveting as well with Maria Ho taking the spotlight for the entirety of the day.
On the main feature table, Ho was flanked by a plethora of big names including Brian Hastings, Chad Power, and Michael Mizrachi. One of poker’s finest, Jason Mercier, left his stack unattended stack for most of the year on one of the outer tables, as he himself in a huge game in Bobby’s Room and opted against playing in this marathon tournament.
As can be seen in the embedded hand above, Maria Ho got some good things going in the later staged of the day but she only bagged up 31,000 chips at the end of the night. Relive all the Day 1B coverage on PokerGO in the player down below.
Day 1C coverage starts at 8:30 pm on ESPN2 before moving to PokerGO at 12:30 am ET on Thursday morning for late night coverage of Day 1C, which traditionally is the largest starting day of the tournament. A full schedule of the PokerGO Main Event schedule can be found here. Find all World Series of Poker final tables from 2018 by subscribing to PokerGO today.