On Day 1 of Event #49: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed, a total of 630 players took to the felt in pursuit of the top prize of $362,185 and a WSOP gold bracelet. But only 127 will return today when the second day of play begins at 2:00 p.m. local time. Out of those returning for Day 2, 95 will cash and a min-cash is good for $4,499. This year's event in the 2107 World Series of Poker drew a bigger crowd than it did last year, as the field size grew by a total of 50 players.
Leading the way is Guilhereme Barbosa with 256,600, and close behind him are Chino Rheem (214,400), Gionni DeMers (211,300), Samuel Higgs (200,100) and Juha Helppi (194,500). But the road to victory won't be easy for anyone, since many accomplished players still remain in contention, including Felipe Ramos (97,000), David Williams (84,800), Jared Bleznick (75,600), Hunter Cichy (56,600), Jake Schwartz (37,500), James Obst (32,700), Anthony Zinno (24,700) and JC Tran (14,900).
Play on Day 2 will consist of 10 one-hour levels with 15-minute breaks every two levels and a one-hour dinner break after Level 16 at approximately 8:30 p.m. local time.
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