With eight and a half levels in the books, Day 1b has come to a close.
Today the Pavilion Room welcomed 1,358 players to add to yesterday's field of 1,931 and we played all the way down to 222. Add yesterday's 290 survivors and we will return tomorrow for Day 2 with 512 players, just 70 spots away from the money.
We saw many players come and go today. Some went quick like Phil Ivey who shoved his pocket kings into an old lady's pocket aces on the first hand he played. Others lasted the entire day only to bust in the final minutes like Paul Wasicka and Brandon Cantu. Still there were some who not only survived Day 1b, but steamrolled it acquiring heaps of chips.
David Wilkerson is one of those individuals who finished today as our unofficial chip leader of Day 1b with 66,400 chips. Following him were Chris Adams (56,325), Adam Reynolds (54,400) and Laura Cantero (52,850).
There are still many familiar faces in the field including Eric "EFro" Froehlich (47,325), Tom "durrrr" Dwan (37,525), Liv Boeree (22,400), Tony Dunst (36,250), Chad Batista (34,000) and Isaac Haxton (15,325).
Craig Marquis may still play the $2,500 six-max at noon tomorrow, but he did survive to tomorrow with 9,025 chips.
Event #24 will resume tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. PST where we are scheduled to play ten levels. We hope you join us then and throughout the rest of the 2010 World Series of Poker right here at PokerNews.com!