Welcome to Day 2 of Event #74: Big Blind Antes $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship at the World Series of Poker where the play is set to get underway at 2 pm.
The brand new 'big blind ante' format was introduced to this event for the first time this year and yesterday's Day 1 saw 327 entrants take part. Of that number, 120 players will return. However, they may be joined by some new faces with registration open until the start of play today.
Robert Mizrachi (364,100) has the chip lead but is closely followed by Peter Weinand (358,900), Jason Mangold (350,100), Michael Gathy (345,000) and Mark Teltscher (314,500).
A host of bracelet winners entered the fray yesterday and some of the names set to do battle on Day 2 include Michael Addamo (289,800), Dominik Nitsche (285,400), Will Givens (250,000), Harrison Gimbel (203,900), Ben Lamb (203,400), Loni Harwood (154,600), Sam Greenwood (99,100), Daniel Negreanu (37,300) and Liv Boeree (30,000).
Player of the year contender Shaun Deeb also bagged chips and will sit down with 182,700, but one player who will not return is his closest rival to the title John Hennegan, who entered the action late in the day but was unable to spin up a stack.
Former Main Event champions Martin Jacobson (138,700), Ryan Riess (120,600) and Greg Merson (118,500) will also be in action.
Ten 60-minute levels will be played out with 15-minute breaks coming every two hours and a 60-minute dinner break at the end of level six.
Blinds will resume at 1,000/2000/2000 big blind ante.
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Check back in with PokerNews from 2 pm today when all the action begins as the remaining faces try to build a stack for the final day!