Day 1A of the Doyle Brunson Classic at the Five Diamond World Poker Classic wrapped up a few hours ago, and John Hennigan emerged from the pack as your chipleader, currently sitting with around 188k in chips.
He is over 60k ahead of John Gale, who finished the day second place in chips with just over 126k.
It appears as though there will be about 550 total players in this year's event, which would be a slight decrease from last year's total of 584 players. This should make for a total prize pool of around $8.25 million, with first place getting around $2 million dollars even.
Other big names near the top of the leaderboard after Day 1A include Erik Seidel, Amir Vahedi and Hoyt Corkins.
Some of the more notable names to be eliminated on Wednesday include: Shawn Sheikhan, Justin "Zeejustin" Bonomo, Sorel "Imper1um" Mizzi, David Pham and Bill Edler.
190 of the original 277 players survived Day 1A; Day 2A begins on Thursday afternoon. A winner will be crowned on Monday, December 17th.
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