The first day of Event #56: $10,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Championship has concluded after ten hours of high-quality poker action at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino.
For majority of the day, WSOP bracelet winner Abhinav Iyer was seen atop of the chip counts and was thought to have the lead (463,500) until Belgium's Kenny Hallaert was able to propel to top in the last hand of the night to bag the top stack of 468,000 and put himself in great shape going into the second day's battles, with a big chip lead.
Matt Berkey (320,300), WSOP bracelet winner Ian Steinman (360,500), Roland Rokita (358,500), and four-time WSOP bracelet winner Asi Moshe (346,0000) are also well positioned for Day 2, with JJ Liu (236,000), Adrian Mateos (232,000), Justin Bonomo (175,500), Georgios Sotiropoulos (117,000), Darren Elias (114,000), Tommy Le (109,000), Stephen Chidwick (102,500), and Maria Ho (59,500) also returning tomorrow.
Others were not as fortunate as some well-known names to hit the rail included Joseph Cheong, Daniel Negreanu, Ali Imsirovic, Ryan Leng, 2019 WSOP Main Event winner Hossein Ensan, and last year's Main Event winner Damian Salas.
The entrant's total reached 309, with 113 remaining on the tournament clock at the end of the play, but that number is set to grow with late registration open until the start of Day 2 at 2 pm on Saturday, October 30.
Make sure to come back here to PokerNews from 2 p.m. local time for continued coverage of Event #56: $10,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Championship to find out who will make it through to the final day!