Welcome to Day 1c of Event #3: BIG 50 - $500 No-Limit Hold'em! So far, two massive opening flights have kicked off this special anniversary tournament, and with all the initial seats sold out for today's 1c flight, this flight also looks to be one of massive proportions.
Yesterday, Alexander Kartveli managed to bag a healthy 892,000 in chips as one of the top stacks in the Day 1b flight. That is slightly less than the 932,000 chips that Cosimo Bisogno bagged on Day 1a. Other notables that filled a bag for Day 2b include Jordan Bane (685,000), Michael Anton (622,000) WSOP bracelet winner Phil Hui (414,000), 2017 WSOP Player of the Year Chris Ferguson (345,000), Jake Schwartz (257,000) and Jamie Kerstetter (115,000).
Cards will be in the air for Day 1c at 10 a.m. local time. The $500 buy-in gets you 50,000 chips and today's current schedule is to play 12 levels of 50-minute duration, though this may be amended, as yesterday's flight played 13 levels instead of 12. There will be 20-minute breaks every two levels with a 75-minute dinner break after Level 8 (Approximately 5:40 p.m.). Players are allowed to reenter this event once per flight, and late registration and re-entry are open until the start of Level 11 (around 8:55 p.m.).
Players who navigate the field today will return on Monday, June 3rd at 10 a.m. for their Day 2c flight, giving players a day off in between flights. Anyone unfortunate enough to bust today's flight has one final chance to advance, with tomorrow's Day 1d flight kicking off at 10 a.m. as well. That flight will likely sell out as well, so if you haven't already registered, now's the time to do so!
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