2013 World Series of Poker

Event #3: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Dias: 1a

Scott Seiver Leads the Way After Day 1a

Nível 8 : 200-400, 50 ante
Scott Seiver
Scott Seiver

The action got started bright and early today, at least for your average poker player, with Event #3, the $1,000 Re-Entry starting at 11 AM local time. After eight levels of play, we have whittled 1828 players all the way down to 321 players, and at the end of the night, the 1a chip leader is none other then high stakes regular Scott Seiver. He bagged up a big stack of 65,000 in chips, and will be in prime position heading into tomorrow. Following Seiver closely is Eric Hicks, with 63,125.

The action was fast and furious today, with plenty of chips flying early. You could make quite an impressive final table lineup with the players who bowed out early today, including Jason Mercier, Joe Cada, Jonathan Duhamel, David “ODB” Baker, and David Williams.

Some other players who hung around for most of the day before ultimately going bust were Jake Cody, Matt Salsberg, and Lauren Kling. We also lost Phil Ivey in the penultimate level of the day, when his top pair couldn’t fade his opponent’s pair and flush draw combo.

Despite losing all these players, we still have a ton of notables who will be moving on to Day 2. Some of the players on that list are Amanda Baker (47,025), Amanda Musumeci (36,500), Jacob Balsiger, (36,500), Justin Young (34,400), Nam Le (31,500), Carlos Mortenson (18,000), and Michael Phelps (8,825).

The action in Day 1a is done for the night, but play will continue in Day 1b into the late hours of the night. The survivors from that flight will join those who survived today, and from there, they will play another full day of poker tomorrow. As always, Pokernews.com will have all the live coverage for you, so be sure to check out the Day 1b coverage, and goodnight from this section of the Rio!