Play resumes today in the first six-handed event of the 2014 World Series of Poker with just 134 players remaining and a plan to play either ten 60-minute levels or down to a final table of six.
Following a speedy day Monday, the field returns into the money already. After becoming the first player to crest the 100,000-chip mark rather early in the session, Steven Hensley holds the lead. But the pressure will certainly be on the man whose largest cash to date was a seventh-place finish in the $1,675 Main Event in the 2013 WSOP Circuit Event at Horseshoe Hammond just outside of Chicago for $68,173, as there more than a few sharks in the water below.
Nicholas Immekus, who came close to a $100k win at the Borgata Winter Poker Open in Atlantic City this past January, sits just below Hensley in the counts, as do familiar names like Noah Schwartz, David Peters, Erik Cajelais, Eddy Sabat, Mike Sowers, Jason Mercier, Olivier Busquet, Will Failla and a red-hot Jeff Madsen who took down the Heartland Poker Tour's $1,650 Main Event at the 2014 California State Poker Championship in L.A. a few short weeks ago.
Six-handed play is often marked by loose-aggressive play and today should be no different as these players vie for a spot in the final six and a shot at the $449,980 first-place prize up top. One can expect a ton of fast action as these players lay waste to the existing blind structure and any semblance of tight ranges on the way to crowning yet another WSOP $1,500 six-max champ.
And of course, PokerNews Live Updates will follow all of it from the call to shuffle up and deal to the night’s final bagging and tagging. Be here at 1 p.m. PDT to start following the coverage.