Bolivia's Jose Paz leads the 18 players who made it through ten hours of play in Day 1 of Event #19: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship at the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) with a stack of 341,000. Paz, who is after his first WSOP bracelet, is trailed by fellow big stacks Jason Gola, 292,500, Adam Friedman, 291,000, and Anthony Zinno, 282,500.
A total of 46 runners entered on Day 1, though registration will remain open until the beginning of Day 2. Other players who made it to the end of Day 1 include James Chen, David "ODB" Baker, Jack McClelland, and Ari Engel, who is fresh off of winning Event #9: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship.
Day 1 Top 10 Chip Counts
|2||Jason Gola||United States||292,500|
|3||Adam Friedman||United States||291,000|
|4||Anthony Zinno||United States||282,500|
|5||Thomas Butler||United States||195,500|
|6||Jack McClelland||United States||178,500|
|7||Matt Grapenthien||United States||168,500|
|9||Paul Mangine||United States||150,000|
There were a number of big names in the field who didn't manage to make Day 2, including Daniel Negreanu, Shaun Deeb and Scott Seiver. Other players in the field included Brandon Shack-Harris, Steven Albini, Chris Vitch, and Ken Aldridge.
Day 2 will commence on Oct. 10 at 2 p.m. local time and levels will increase to 90 minutes in duration. Day 2 will include a 60-minute dinner break after Level 14 and will break after seven levels of play.
The PokerNews live reporting team will be back on site at the Rio tomorrow to bring you updates on Day 2 action.