WSOP 2013: You put the Day 1A lime in the Day 1B coconut

Like two primordial culture separated by a vast prehistoric ocean brought together by a Earth-changing drought, today we watch two societies meet for the first time. Or something like that.

Today the first two flights of the 2013 WSOP Main Event will come together in the Rio. On their own, they were relatively small Day 1 starts, but together, they number nearly 2,000 Day 2 runners.

Among them are some of PokerStars biggest names. At the top of the list...yes, that's fan-favorite Liv Boeree.


Here's the full list of PokerStars players coming into Day 2A

Liv Boeree (93,125)
Matthias De Meulder (88,200)
Maxim Lykov (81,125)
Ivan Demidov (57,225)
Luca Pagano (51,875)
Eugene Katchalov (37,150)
Toni Judet (35,950)
Vicky Coren (27,500)
Johnny Lodden (27,000)
Joe Cada (26,600)
Chris Moneymaker (24,950)
George Lind (18,425)
Adrienne Rowsome (15,175)
Jan Heitmann (14,000)
David Williams (13,250)
Leo Margets (11,375)
Barry Greenstein (8,000)
Fatima Moreira de Melo (6,450)

All of the players who finish here today will get a day off before returning to meet the people who make it through Wednesday's Day 1B. It's a whole different kind of primordial mess

But that's a story for Thursday. For now we turn our attention to five levels (read: 10 hours) of poker play that will take us until after midnight to finish.

Strap in. This worlds-colliding thing can get bumpy.

Brad Willis is the PokerStars Head of Blogging. Photos courtesy Poker Photo Archive.

Brad Willis
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