Day 1B of Event #47 $1,000 No Limit Hold'em has come to an end. Play was halted at the same spot as Day 1A (45 minutes into Level 9) and the surviving players from both days, approximately 465, will return tomorrow for Day 2. Today saw 1,369 entrants, which combined with the 1,759 players from Day 1A, to create a total field of 3,128. Of that, 324 players will make the money and compete for their share of a $2,815,200 prizepool.
A number of big names started the day with the intention of winning a WSOP gold bracelet. Among those eliminated were Phil Ivey, Jonathan Little, Jennifer Tilly, Joe Sebok, Jason Mercier, Beth Shak and Humberto Brenes. On the other hand, Mike Beasley, Mickey Appleman, Faraz Jaka, David Levi, Matt Hawrilenko and Lyle Berman managed to survive the day. They will join the likes of Antonio Esfandiari, Matt Glantz, Lars Bonding, André Akkari, and Scott Montgomery, all of whom survived Day 1A, for the start of Day 2 tomorrow as they make their way toward the money.
Who will continue to find success in Day 2 and position themselves for a shot at the $485,791 first place prize? Will it be Day 1A chip leader, Chernykh Moscow, who finished with 75,150; Olivier Busquet, who ended Day 2 with 60,500; or Chris Moneymaker, the 2003 Main Event Champ? Join us tomorrow at 2:30 PM local time as PokerNews brings you all the hands, chip counts, and action from Day 2 of Event #47.