Play has concluded on Day 1 of Event #73: $1,500 Razz, and after 15 40-minute levels it is Calvin Anderson who carries a big chip lead into Day 2.
Anderson, no stranger to success in Razz tournaments, bagged up 336,000 to pace the 123 surviving players. Anderson is already a two-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner, his second coming in this format back in 2018 when he won the $10,000 Razz Championship.
Event #73: $1,500 Razz Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Calvin Anderson||United States||336,000|
|2||Nicolas Milgrom||United States||283,500|
|3||Vincent Griboski||United States||223,000|
|7||Arthur Morris||United States||179,000|
|8||Daniel Strelitz||United States||177,000|
|9||Matt Savage||United States||175,000|
|10||Loren Adam||United States||174,000|
Joining Anderson above the 200,000 chip barrier are Nicolas Milgrom (283,500), Vincent Griboski (223,000), and Daniel Tafur (202,500). Bracelet winners Andres Korn (196,000), Daniel Strelitz (177,000), and Yuri Dzivielevski (160,000) also enjoyed a fruitful Day 1, Strelitz jump-starting his run to near the top of the leaderboard by winning a four-way all in. Tournament director and Poker Hall of Fame nominee Matt Savage finished with 175,000.
A field of 383 players gathered in the Paris Ballroom when play began at 3 p.m. local time, shattering last year’s mark by more than 70. Defending champion Brad Ruben did not make an appearance after surviving to Day 3 of the Main Event, but Daniel Negreanu, Shaun Deeb, Phil Hellmuth, and Player of the Year front-runner Daniel Zack all took a seat but saw their tournament come to an end on Day 1.
The remaining players will return at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 9th for Day 2. The first order of business will be to burst the money bubble. The top 58 players will earn a share of the $511,305 prize pool, guaranteeing themselves $2,413 for a min-cash.
PokerNews will be on hand throughout the day, providing live updates as the 123 remaining players make their way into the money and on towards the final table and coveted WSOP bracelet.