Event #1: $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em

The First Day 2 of the 2011 WSOP

Jordan Dhooghe

77 casino employees from around the world are returning to the Rio today to take their shot at the first bracelet of the 2011 World Series in Event #1: $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em.

The plan for today is to play down to a winner today, though the situation will be re-evaluated once ten levels are complete.

The restart is set for 2:30 pm, and two players are entering the day at over 100,000 in chips. Jordan Dhooghe, from Parsons, KS, leads the field with 129,800 in chips. Thanh Ngo is nipping at his heels with 101,400 in chips. Ahmad Alashkar (92,800), Anthony Nicholson (85,100) and John Pack (84,800) round out the top 5.

We are looking to find our first champion of the series today, so stay tuned for exclusive live updates form the pokernews team all day!.