Event #39: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Event #39: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1 completed

Daniel Makowsky Leads After Day 1; James Mackey Second

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James Mackey, second in chips to end Day 1
James Mackey, second in chips to end Day 1

Day 1 of Event #39: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em of the 2014 World Series of Poker has been completed, and the surviving players will be heading home for a well-deserved sleep in preparation for another day of intense poker action on Thursday.

Daniel Makowsky will sleep the best of them thanks to earning himself the title of overnight chip leader after turning his starting stack of 9,000 into 124,500 to end the night. Just behind Makowsky was James Mackey, who won a bracelet in 2007, and he finished with 116,800.

Two other players bagged up six-figure stacks at the end of the 10th level of play. Canada's Matt Lapossie ended the night with 107,100 chips, while Gino Levrini crammed chips worth 102,500 into his bag.

A total of 205 players of the 992 who bought in managed to navigate their way through to Thursday's Day 2, and among them are some talented players and familiar faces. Masato Yokosawa (98,900), James Dempsey (95,000), Barny Boatman (90,000), Dario Sammartino (86,000), Jasom Somerville (64,200), Keven Stammen (51,200), Adam Levy (39,200), Fabian Quoss (23,200), Chris Moorman (22,000), and Joseph Cheong (10,500) being a small selection of those to look out for when play resumes on Day 2.

On the other side of the coin, scores of big names failed in their quest to progress to the next stage including Robert Romanello, Dan Kelly, Matt Stout, Phil Hellmuth, David "Bakes" Baker, and Dominik Nitsche.

Each of the 205 returning players share a common goal, and that is to reach the money places. The prize money starts being distributed once 117 players remain, a min-cash is worth $5,145, and the eventual champion takes home $548,460.

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End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

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Daniel Makowsky US 124,500 124,500
James Mackey us 116,800 51,800
Matthew Lapossie ca 107,100
Gino Levrini us 102,500 -4,500
Daniel Lee us 99,700 99,700
Masato Yokosawa jp 98,900
Richard Kellett gb 98,600 98,600
Pierre Milan fr 97,300 97,300
Zachary Korik us 96,600 96,600
James Dempsey gb 95,000 -12,000
Pfizer Jordan us 94,500
Derek Wolters us 90,900
Barny Boatman gb 90,000 56,000
Michael Rocco us 89,800
James Schaaf us 89,200
Aditya Agarwal in 89,100
Thomas Muehloecker at 87,100
Christopher Hyden us 86,600
Dario Sammartino it 86,000 86,000
Andrew Becker US 85,000 64,000
Allen Pock us 82,600
Gualter Salles BR 81,250 5,250
Sunny Chattha gb 81,000 21,500
Takashi Yagura 80,900

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Levrini Among The Leaders

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Gino Levrini looks set to finish in the top three of the end-of-day chip counts thanks to turning his 9,000 starting stack into a most impressive 107,000.

Levrini has cashed twice so far at the series and has done his chances of booking a third in-the-money finish no harm by amassing a huge stack today.

Gino Levrini us 107,000

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