Yesterday, the $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold’em Championship drew 249 players for the first $10K championship of the year, down slightly from last year’s field of 268. By the end of Day 1, only 129 players remained. Here is a look at the top chip counts at the start of Day 2:
Binh Nguyen (159,000), Sunny Chattha (142,000), Dan Fleyshman (133,700), James Dempsey (132,300), Darren Kramer (125,800), McLean Karr (125,500), Martins Adeniya (124,800), Owen Crowe (123,500), Steve O'Dwyer (122,200), Brandon Adams (114,000), Josh Arieh (113,000), Sam Stein (111,000), Matt Marafioti (110,700), and Justin Bonomo (109,800).
Joining the big stacks are a bevy of big-name pros including Barry Greenstein, Eric Baldiwn, Toby Lewis, Jason Somerville, Jason Mercier, Vladimir Shchemelev, Todd Brunson, Shannon Shorr, Hoyt Corkins, David “Bakes” Baker, Mike Matusow, Erik Seidel, and Erick Lindgren, just to name a few.
The remaining players return today to compete for their share of a $2,340,600 prizepool, which will be distributed among the top 27 players with first place receiving $573,456. Here is a look at the payouts:
10th thru 12th- $40,890
13th thru 15th- $31,183
16th thru 18th- $25,348
19th thru 27th- $20,129
The $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold’em Championship will resume at 3 PM local time, which is just over a half hour away. The PokerNews Live Reporting Team are stationed in the Amazon Room and will be delivering all the hands, action, and eliminations straight to you, so be sure to stay tuned.