The Open has got the MILLIONS North America off to a fast start, as another massive crowd made it out for Day 1B. Day 1A was very well attended with 586 participants, and today’s flight brought out even more runners with 645 total entries.
This event permitted re-entries during the first nine levels of play, and 133 players put a second bullet into today’s flight as they tried to accumulate as much of the 645,000,000 chips in play as they could with the hope of bringing a monster stack forward to tomorrow’s Day 2. Between the two starting flights, 245 players opted to give it a second try, helping this event easily surpass it’s $1,000,000 guarantee. When the late registration and re-entry period ended at the end of level 9, there was a total of 1,231 entries from both starting flights.
As the field bagged chips at the end of level 12, the chip average hovered around 3,200,000 for the 197 players who remained. Thanks to the huge number of chips in play, many players were able to run up imposing stacks, but Jeffrey Cormier leads them all with 13,350,000 in chips ready for tomorrow.
All together, 394 players advanced through the starting flights. Day 2 starts tomorrow at noon, picking up where they left off in level 13 with blinds of 30K/60K and a 60K button ante.