Today 596 players entered Event #28 $2,500 PLO and now only about 100 remain. Among those who started the day with high hopes were Tom "Durrrr" Dwan, Phil Ivey, Jason Mercier, Robert Williamson III, David "Devilfish" Ulliott, Greg Raymer, and defending champion, JC Tran. Alas, all of these players failed to make it to Day 2.
There are a number of notables who survived the day and are in contention for a PLO gold bracelet. They include an old school player in T.J. Cloutier; the French phenom, Bertrand Grospellier; Big Game regular, Chau Giang; a former World Champ in Joe Hachem; and a former Main Event final tablist, Tex Barch, who won a bracelet in PLO just a few days ago. However, they are all chasing our chip leader, L.J. Klein, who sits with 180,000.
The remaining players will return tomorrow at 2:30 pm local time and play towards a final table, breaking the money bubble at 54 players in the process. Check back tomorrow for all the latest action and updates provided by Poker News.