The final numbers have been crunched and the prizepool has been made official. After registration closed the field topped out at 3,389 entrants which created a prizepool of $4,575,150. First place will earn $777,928 and just making the final table is worth $59,705. A total of 342 places will be paid and a min cash will be worth $2,822.
We've just found Gavin Smith over in the Black Section of the Pavillion Room and he's sitting on 23,000, but sadly, Heath "TassieDevil" Chick is no more.
Chick raised to 500 from early position and another player called before Chick led out for 650 after the dealer spread the flop of . Chick bet out 650 and the player called, then Chick check-called the player's bet of 1,075 on the turn of the before checking the river .
The player bet a stack of yellows and purples, which was overkill in comparison to Chick's stack. Chick called all-in, but quickly mucked after the player showed .
Chick's gone, but the same cannot be said about Ben Volpe. The man they call "steponu" is crushing everyone in his path - believe it or not, Volpe is on 71,000!