Live Tournament Updates
Day 1 Finishes With About 500 Left
Level 6: 200-400, 50 ante
Day 1 came to an end around 8:30 pm PT, and the tournament clock shows about 500 players left from a total field of 665. Unofficially, registration will remain open overnight until the start of play tomorrow, so the field still has time to grow -- and possibly break the line of 673 set this morning on "The Jess & BJ Show."
The official chip counts will be released by the casino later tonight, but we scanned the huge field to come up with this unofficial leaderboard:
1. Mike Baxter - 125,400
2. Gregory Brooks - 108,425
3. Jason Mercier - 106,625
Stay tuned for a photo recap to be posted later tonight, and return to WPT.com tomorrow (Saturday) at 12:00 noon for live coverage of Day 2.
08:56 PM, 02/25/11