Yesterday we told you that John Hennigan was the chipleader of the Doyle Brunson Classic after Day 1A of the event.
After Day 1B, Phil Ivey is the overall chipleader of the entire event, as he is currently sitting with a stack of over 220k chips. This is almost 100,000 more than his next closest competitor in the Day 1B field, as James Mordue is currently sitting with 126k. Ivey finished Day 1B with about 35k more in chips than John Hennigan, the chipleader of Day 1A.
Tomorrow the two fields will combine. We still have over 400 players left in the event.
The prize pool for this event is much bigger than previously expected; the total number of entrants for this year's event will now officially number 664, meaning there will be around 80 more entrants than last year's event had. The total prize pool is a remarkable 9.6 million dollars, which means that the first place winner will take home $2.48 million dollars, with the second place finisher taking home $1.25 million. I guess that poker didn't die with the passing of the UIGEA after all.
Notable players that finished Day 1B with big stacks include: Joe Sebok, Darrell "Gigabet" Dicken, T.J. Cloutier, Erick Lindgren and Mark Seif.
Notable names that were eliminated on Day 1B include: Brad Booth, Dutch Boyd, Eli Elezra, Michael Mizrachi, Sam Farha, Barry Greenstein, J.C. Tran and Jamie Gold.
Action will continue on Friday afternoon, with Phil Ivey as your chipleader.
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