Day 1a of Event #54: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em is officially in the books! We started the day with 1,932 players and play ceased at the end of level nine with 275 players remaining. Our chipleader is Paul Volpe who finished the day with a massive stack of 124,500. We didn't see any other stacks over the 100,000 mark at the end of play.
Notable names that will continue on to Day 2 include Pierre Neuville, Fatima Moreira De Melo, Randy Lew, Brandon Cantu, Matt Stout, Paul "X22" Magriel and Devin Porter.
A number of recognizable faces took to the felt today but weren't able to gain enough momentum and were eliminated from the tournament including Antonio Esfandiari, Tony Dunst, Dan Heimiller, Andy Black, Men Nguyen, and Hoyt Corkins.
Tomorrow Day 1b will begin and they will play nine levels (just as the players did today), then the remaining players from both days will join together on Monday for Day 2. Make sure to keep your browser here on PokerNews for all your WSOP updates!