The action was fast and furious on Day 1 of Event #75 $1,500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em. A total of 1,191 players joined the field for this event to generate a $1,589,985 prize pool, with just one shot to run up a stack. By day’s end, there were only 118 players remaining and it was Renmei Liu (887,000) who bagged the lead.
Other players to bag include Bin Liu (610,000), Asi Moshe (604,000), Joe Serock (436,000), Nadya Magnus (414,000), Patrick Tardif (239,000), Gabriel Andrade (180,000), Sherry Hammers (139,000) and Angelina Rich (124,000).
Event #75 Day 1 Top 10 Chip Counts
|2||Bin Liu||United States||610,000||61|
|4||David Pham||United States||572,000||57|
|8||Nicholas Hubers||United States||510,000||51|
|10||Artan Dedusha||United Kingdom||504,000||50|
The blind structure caught up to the field fairly quickly in the early levels of the day and many of the top names from the poker world fell in the aftermath. Some of those to miss the money included Phil Laak, Barry Greenstein, Craig Varnell, Allen Kessler, and Tony Dunst.
Although there were no rebuys, players were allowed to buy-in by the end of the dinner break. Some of the late entries to fall included Ryan Leng, Stephen Song, Josh Arieh, Mustapha Kanit, Barry Shulman, and Landon Tice.
A total of 179 players made the money for a guaranteed $2,408 but everyone is vying for the top prize of $270,877 and the gold World Series Of Poker bracelet.
Once the bubble burst players continued to drop at a rapid pace in the final level of the night. Players to make the money but not find a bag included Randy Bullen, Cate Hall, Bin Weng, and Esther Taylor.
Players who bagged will return at noon on Tuesday, Nov 16 to the Amazon room purple section to play ten more levels. The blind structure will be increased to 60-minute levels for Day 2.
The PokerNews live reporting team will be there for all the action in this tournament and each bracelet event, for our continuing coverage of the WSOP at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino.