After 10 levels of play, the last cards were dealt, the last chips were pushed, and the remaining players are exiting the Tournament Hall.
Players started with 50,000 in chips and played through ten 60-minute levels. The tournament logged 316 total entries (including 63 re-entries), and at the end of the day, 114 players bagged chips to carry on to Day 2. The chip leader for Day 1B is also the overall chip leader in the tournament so far: Danny Freitas. He managed to accumulate just over 650K in chips today – an impressive figure for a player that is already coming off a deep run in the Colossus.
The Main Event allows for a single re-entry per flight, as well as direct buy-ins during the first two levels of Day 2, providing everyone plenty of opportunities to get their share of the $2,000,000 guaranteed prize pool.
Today was the 2nd of 4 Live starting flights in the tournament. Yesterday’s Day 1A received 260 entries and 89 players were left standing. To those 89 qualified players for Day 2, we can now add today’s 114 players. Day 1C gets underway Thursday, August 30th at 12:00pm.
Full results from today’s Day 1B have been added to the Combined Day 1 results page.
Here are some final photos of Day 1B: