WSOP Main Event: Day 1A Chip Counts

wsop2009_thn.gifAt the close of Day 1A, 821 of the starting 1,116 players remained. Canada's Eric Cloutier has the chip lead with 150,750. PokerStars' top player is qualifier Joe Luht from the United States. He holds 108,125 going into Day 2. Just a few spots behind is Friend of PokerStars and well-known actor Jason Alexander.

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A complete list of PokerStars players who survived Day 1A is below.

NameCountryPokerStars statusChips
Joe Luht United States Cash qualifier 108,125
Michael Pickett United States Cash qualifier 101,200
Daniel Makowsky Switzerland Cash qualifier 100,200
Jason Alexander United States Friend of PokerStars 89,575
Lex Veldhuis Holland Team PokerStars Pro 84,000
Elia Ahmadian United States  Cash qualifier 81,425
Sean Nolan United States DBI 81,175
John Phillips United States Cash qualifier 80,950
Carl Olson United States Cash qualifier 80,825
Jean Houle United States Cash qualifier 78,525
Jason Kruty United States Cash qualifier 77,875
Jeff Williams United States Cash qualifier 77,550
Mark Landgraf United States  Cash qualifier 76,750
Sandra Naujoks Germany Team PokerStars Germany 76,725
Wade Graham Canada Cash qualifier 75,100
Michael Graydon Ireland Cash qualifier 75,025
Ramzi Jelassi Sweden  Cash qualifier 66,525
Christian Jeppsson Sweden Cash qualifier 65,475
Tim Ulrich Germany Cash qualifier 64,550
Robert Connolly United States Cash qualifier 64,050
Joseph Ellis United States Cash qualifier 63,575
Michael Tureniec Sweden Cash qualifier 59,250
Bjorn Brandes Germany  Cash qualifier 59,225
Ferit Gabriellson Sweden  Cash qualifier 58,375
Niclas Elfstedt Sweden Cash qualifier 58,100
Martin Moral Canada Cash qualifier 57,850
Marc Gork Germany Cash qualifier 57,750
Jakob Karlsson Sweden Cash qualifier 57,175
Paul Westley United Kingdom Cash qualifier 57,000
Matt Affleck United States Cash qualifier 56,600
Tho C Dang United States Cash qualifier 52,325
Ray Rahme South Africa Team PokerStars Pro 52,125
Robert Allen United States Cash qualifier 51,275
Frank Calo United States Cash qualifier 50,175
Norman Gautron Canada Cash qualifier 50,100
Mihai Mares United States  Cash qualifier 49,425
Jason Herbert United Kingdom  Cash qualifier 49,100
Nathaniel Nelson-Heath United States Cash qualifier 48,875
John Larochelle United States  Cash qualifier 48,300
Patrick Fortin Canada  Cash qualifier 47,975
David Novosel United States  Cash qualifier 47,675
Anthony Spinella United States  Cash qualifier 47,200
Daniel Zink Germany FPP qualifier 45,775
Armenak Kizirian Canada  Cash qualifier 45,725
Jeffrey Anderson United States  Cash qualifier 44,625
Bronislav Berezovsky United States DBI 43,500
Grayson Ramage United States  Cash qualifier 43,225
Guy Thomas United States DBI 42,550
Jay Kinkade Australia Cash qualifier 41,625
Sorel Mizzi Canada Cash qualifier 41,375
Jason Mercier USA Team PokerStars Pro 41,125
Jason Doherty USA USA 39,825
Peter Christensen United States Cash qualifier 39,350
Jason Tremblay Canada DBI 38,400
Lennart Konst Netherlands Cash qualifier 37,225
Joel Ranieri France  Cash qualifier 36,765
Jason Grad Canada DBI 36,300
Katja Thater Germany Team PokerStars Pro 36,025
Jose De Orteyza Venezuela Sponsored 34,675
Pavel Blatny Czech Republic  Cash qualifier 34,400
Matthias De Meulder Belgium Cash qualifier 32,850
Brent Wheeler United States Cash qualifier 32,700
Michael Von Plato United States Cash qualifier 32,375
Adam Shuman United States Cash qualifier 32,200
Chris Dombrowski United States  Cash qualifier 31,925
Jerry Wong United States Cash qualifier 31,625
Filip Nechansky Czech Republic  Cash qualifier 31,425
Guang Pu Lu Canada DBI 31,125
Stephane Bisson Canada  Cash qualifier 30,950
Anthony Gonzalez USA DBI 30,175
Anders Vind Denmark Cash qualifier 29,150
Christian Bowerman United States Cash qualifier 28,925
Chris Odle United States Cash qualifier 28,425
Jason Gray United States Cash qualifier 27,775
Derric Haynie United States FPP qualifier 26,650
Vadim Shlez United States Cash qualifier 26,125
Bryan Sapp United States Cash qualifier 25,875
Vijayan Nagarajan Malaysia Cash qualifier 25,575
John Duthie United Kingdom Team PokerStars Pro 25,050
Sutton Zolner United States DBI 24,325
Thomas Richter Germany DBI 24,000
Tom McLaughlin USA DBI 23,975
Kelly Corbin United States Cash qualifier 23,975
Peter Kremenliev United States  Cash qualifier 23,500
Lance Neumeyer United States Cash qualifier 23,425
Jonathan Lewis United States DBI 22,975
Stefan Petrov United States Cash qualifier 22,975
David Windisch Germany Cash qualifier 22,900
Johannes Strassmann Germany Team PokerStars Germany 22,625
Luca Giovannone Italy Cash qualifier 22,375
Adrian Gavile United States Cash qualifier 22,325
Jordy Mcmurter Canada DBI 22,275
Henry Strasser Canada Cash qualifier 21,925
Tony Gargano United States Cash qualifier 21,000
john Dolan United States Cash qualifier 20,875
Ryan Welch United States Cash qualifier 20,750
Ricardo Palacios United States DBI 20,700
Brian Pinkus United States  Cash qualifier 20,600
Shane Pacheco United States Cash qualifier 20,575
Kevin Recchia United States  Cash qualifier 19,925
John Hartery Canada DBI 18,575
Scott Veitzer United States  Cash qualifier 18,475
John Alt United States Cash qualifier 17,675
Andrew Brokos United States  Cash qualifier 16,350
Eric Dongstra Netherlands FPP qualifier 16,275
Lanny Pedersen Canada Cash qualifier 16,100
Russell Young United States Cash qualifier 14,925
Scott Smith Australia Cash qualifier 14,575
Lance Harris United States  Cash qualifier 14,375
Steve Morra United States Cash qualifier 13,650
Mark Southwood United Kingdom Cash qualifier 7,725
Vlad Cioban United States  Cash qualifier 7,150
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