Here's the list of former main event winners playing this year's WSOP and their most recent status:
1976-1977 - Doyle Brunson: Out in Day 1A. His top two pair of A-Q lost to his opponent's set of queens
1978 - Bobby Baldwin: He busted early in Day 2A after starting Tuesday with only 16,800 in chips.
1983 - Tom McEvoy: Started Day 2A with 62,600 in chips. At the first break it appeared he was at about the same mark.
1986 - Berry Johnston: He came into Day 2A with 118,500 and added to his stack early when his J-J held up against 9-9. He stood at about 140,000 at the first break.
1987-1988 - Johnny Chan: Out in Day 1A. His A-K lost to his opponent's pocket tens
1989 - Phil Hellmuth: After flunking his driving test, the "Poker Brat" failed his poker test, busting on Day 1D.
1991 - Brad Daugherty: The first million dollar main event winner finished his Day 1 with 15,200 in chips and will be trying to double up quickly when he plays again on Day 2B on Wednesday.
1995 - Dan Harrington: "Action Dan" finished his Day 1 with 43,600 in chips but was eliminated in the second level played Tuesday when his A-Q ran into A-K.
1996 - Huck Seed: Just after the first break of Day 2A, Huckleberry won a nice pot when he flopped a set of jacks versus a K-Q with a queen on board. He was up to 81,000.
1998 - Scotty Nguyen: He started the day strong, with 129,000 in chips, and started fast by flopping quads and busting a player.
2000 - Chris Ferguson: He didn't need divine intervention to finish his first day at around average with 55,000 in chips. "Jesus" plays again on Wednesday.
2001 - Juan Carlos Mortensen: The only holder of both WSOP main event and World Poker Tour Championship titles, he finished Day 1D with a nice stack of 86,800. His quest at a repeat continues Wednesday.
2002 - Robert Varkonyi: He hasn't made much noise since his win five years ago, but the Connecticut resident stands near the average with 56,500 in chips going into Wednesday.
2003 - Chris Moneymaker: He still has a long way to go to make money, but the PokerStars champ is in contention with 48,900 going into Day 2B.
2004 - Greg Raymer: "Fossilman" lost early on his Day 1 when his open-ended straight draw failed to connect against an opponent's set.
2005 - Joe Hachem: The Australian made it to Day 2A, but busted early today when his A-8 ran into A-Q on an A-10-10 flop.
2006 - Jamie Gold: The reigning champion didn't put up much of a show at ESPN's featured table. With a short stack on Day 1D, he pushed in with Q-9 vs. an opponent's A-7 and failed to improve.