Live Tournament Updates
Chipleaders With 30 Minutes Left
Level 9: 300-600, 75 ante
With 30 minutes remaining in the final level of the day, here are the leading contenders for the $10,000 end-of-day 1 chipleader bonus:
Osmin "Odie" Dardon - 105,000
Greg "FBT" Mueller - 104,000
Vanna Tea - 101,000
Scott Montgomery - 100,000
Yevgeniy Timoshenko - 97,500
As Odie Dardon pointed out, this is a tight group, with only a small pot separating any of them. The bonus is still up for grabs, and there are a lot of players in the 60,000-80,000 range who could easily leapfrog into the chip lead with a big pot.
It's interesting to note that some players considered the Day 1a field to be softer, because many of the traveling pros prefer Day 1b so they don't "waste" a day off on the road. What isn't debatable is that the Day 1a field will be noticeably smaller than Day 1b, which means there is less competition for the chipleader bonus.
All things considered from a game selection point of view, Day 1a is definitely the day to play.
10:33 PM, 03/08/10