Welcome back to our ongoing coverage of the 2014 World Series of Poker! While much of the room is abuzz regarding the record-breaking Event #51: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack and the final table of the prestigious Event #46: $50,000 Poker Players' Championship, the 50th event of the summer quietly prepares for its second day of play. Just 106 players bagged up last night with Eric Crain's stack of 71,600 topping the field.
Yesterday's play saw a grand total of 485 runners hit the felt with the hopes of becoming the WSOP's newest mixed game bracelet winner. After ten full levels of play, a majority of the field hit the rail. While Crain leads the charge coming back, several other notable players are peppered through today's returning field. Names like Mike Gorodinsky (45,000), Aaron Steury (35,575), Brandon Cantu (30,200), Martin Staszko (26,725), Ali Eslami (26,700), Dan Heimiller (23,950), Justin Bonomo (21,900), Amnon Filippi (20,450), Joe Hachem (13,000), Maria Ho (11,575), Bill Chen (11,575), and Calvin Anderson (10,025) are all in contention to make a deep run in today's tournament.
While those players will be returning, yesterday also saw the demise of several notable players. The starting field for this event included the likes of Mike Sexton, Barry Greenstein, Bryan Micon, Dan Shak, David Williams, Layne Flack, Cyndy Violette, Brett Richey, Brian Rast, Gavin Smith and many more.
Play resumes at 2 p.m. local time where the field will play down through the money bubble and beyond. Be sure to stay tuned to PokerNews for all of the latest from the tournament felt!