Day 1b Concludes with Payne in the Lead
The second flight of Event #3: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em is officially in the books. At the end of the night it was Jerry Payne who bagged up the top stack with 99,425 in chips.
This field saw many notable names hit the felt on their quest for WSOP glory. Unfortunately, not all of those players were able to progress onto the second day of play. The likes of Scott Montgomery, Humberto Brenes, JC Tran, Paul Volpe, David "Bakes" Baker, Eugene Katchalov, Lauren Kling, and DJ MacKinnon all hit the rail before play concluded.
While those players faltered, others thrived. A small sample size of those returning tomorrow includes Charles Sylvestre (85,600), Leo Wolpert (45,375), David Singer (27,500), Tony Dunst (26,150), Josh Arieh (25,950), Kyle Cartwright (19,125), Matt Glantz (18,800), and Bryan Devonshire (6,600).
These players will be joined by players to advance from the first flight. Leading Day 1a was high-stakes regular Scott Seiver who bagged up 65,000 to finish the day. Other notable names from the first flight include 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 field will combine with the Day 1a flight tomorrow and play will resume at 1:00 PM local time. Be sure to stay tuned to PokerNews for all of the latest updates as we enter the second day of play!