Day 1a has officially come to an end. This is the first event this year with multiple starting days, and registration numbers are likely beat the total of players who entered this event last year (4,345).
Play was suspended with 312 players remaining. A total number of 2,116 players took to the felt today and as of this post over 1,200 have already pre-registered for day 1b tomorrow bringing the total number of players registered to more than 3,300.
Albert Kim appears to be our current chipleader with 74,675. Kim is no stranger to the WSOP as he finished in 19th place in the Main Event in 2008.
Other notable big stacks include last year's Main Event Champion Jonathan Duhamel with 45,525, Ana Marquez with around 60,000, Shane Schleger with 41,000, Dan Shak with 39,125, and David "The Maven" Chicotsky with 38,725..
Still hanging on are some other well known players including Eric Mizrachi (21,550), Chad Brown (14,275), and Vitali Lunkin (13,125).
Tomorrow Day 1b will commence at noon and the remaining players from days 1a and 1b will converge at 2:30pm on Monday for day two.
That's it for us here in the Pavillion room tonight. We'll be back again tomorrow for Day 1b so until then, goodnight!