Event #47: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em

Day 1A Comes to an End

Antonio Esfandiari

Day 1A of Event #47 $1,000 No Limit Hold'em has come to an end. Play was halted a bit early because of the rapid pace of eliminations. Of the 1,759 players that started the day, approximately 270 players remain and will join the survivors of Day 1B on Monday for Day 2 of the tournament.

Hundreds of players, both amateur and professionals, entered the day with hopes of winning a WSOP gold bracelet. Among those who fell along the way were Chau Giang, Michael Mizrachi, Tom Dwan, Jerry Yang, Chris Ferguson, Billy Baxter, Dennis Phillips and Bernard Lee.

However, there were a few big names who managed to make it to Day 2. They include Antonio Esfandiari, Matt Glantz, Lars Bonding, André Akkari, and Scott Montgomery, who is amazingly looking for back-to-back wins in the $1,000 no limit hold'em events. Unfortunately for them, all of these players trail Justin Brickner, who appears to be our Day 1A chip leader with a little over 86,000.

A new field of players will begin fresh tomorrow for Day 1B of the tournament. What big name pros will take their shot at a bracelet? Of those, who will be fortunate enough to make it through to Day 2? Join us tomorrow at noon local time as PokerNews brings you all the hands, chip counts, and action from Day 1B of Event #47.