WOW – I can’t believe it! Poker pros and poker reporters are tweeting that day 1D of the WSOP Main Event (ME) has been sold out and somewhere between 500 – 1,000 people have been locked out. Those inside are tweeting about how stunned and surprised they are.
Poker Pro Lee Childs (@leechilds) tweets that among those locked out are TJ CLoutier, Patrik Antonius, Sully Erna, & Brandon Adams.
Evidently, there are angry crowds in the hall…
4:08 pm EST @UltimateBet tweets:
Mike Sexton, who was appointed ambassador by the crowd and Jack Effel are discussing the matter.
It will be interesting to learn who else was left out and what Harrah’s is going to do in the future.
4:45 pm EST @taopauly tweets:
Lots of conflicting reports of favoritism. Sully Erna got in now & players in the Diamond Registration line were told to return at 3pm [Vegas time].
4:55 pm EST –> Latest Rumor: Day 1e to play at same time as Day 2a
5:12pm EST – @taopauly tweets:
Correction… Antonius is in the field according to ESPN…
5:15pm EST @bluffmagazine tweets:
Jeffrey Pollack to update shutout players @ 2:30 pm at the Pavilion [Vegas time].
5:38pm EST @taopauly tweets:
“we are unable to accomodate any more entrants” said commish in meeting. about 150 players in meeting
Related Story by Gene Bromberg at UltimateBet.com:
“The big story today isn’t that there are over 2,700 people playing in the Main Event–it’s the 500 (or more) who WANTED to play in the Main Event today and weren’t able to because Day 1D sold out.” … Read the whole story, No Room at the Inn
6:00pm EST Poker Pro Joe Sebok (@joesebok) tweets:
players shut out will NOT be allowed to play @ wsop. issues on both sides. i want them to play, but get the logistical problems it raises.
6:12pm EST – Benjo DiMeo (@BenjoDiMeo) tweets that poker master Minh Ly confirmed that he is one of the players locked out of day 1D.
7:35pm EST – Waiting on more news. Lots of rumors flying. Reputable reporters are chasing down the truth and I’ll post it when it is available.
9:05 pm EST – Bluff Magazine article reports that the number of hopefuls turned away from WSOP Event 57 is closer to the low end of the estimated 500 – 1,000 range : WSOP: Riot at the Rio – Players Shut Out of Main Event Day 1d