Day 1A has officially come to an end since we have reached the final 15% of the today's field. 1,931 players started the day and we are now just 290 remain. These players will join the survivors of tomorrow's Day 1B tournament on Monday for Day 2 of the third $1,000 no limit event of the series.
The day started with a number of notables including Kathy Liebert, Hevad Khan, Shannon Elizabeth, Eric Baldwin, Jeff Madsen, Dennis Phillips and Antonio Esfandiairi, just to name a few. Unfortunately, none of these players managed to make it to the end of Day 1A. However, a number of pros navigated the field and will return for Day 2. They include Arnaud Mattern, Veronica Dabul, Alex Jacob, and the author of Positively Fifth Street, Jim McManus.
Join us tomorrow at noon local time for Day 1B as we bring you all the action from Event #24.
We've lost our final player and reached the 290 mark. Players are now bagging their chips and being assigned seats for their return at 2:30 pm on Monday.
25 minutes have elapsed and we're left with 295 players. If you've been following the coverage and doing your math, you'll know that we need to lose 5 more players to end the day.
Young Phan and Edward Brogdon are among the notables eliminated late in Day 1A. As the field draws close to the 290 mark, the recognizable names seem to dwindle in the vast sea of amateurs.
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10 minutes of level 9 have elapsed and we have lost 11 players. That means that we've lost approximately 1.1 players per minute (PPM).
Player count: 318