Phil Ivey made it to Day 2 of this event without ever playing a hand on Day 1. The reason? He was busy working his magic over in Event 24: $5,000 Omaha Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better where he finished the day as the chip leader with 27 players left.
Because he was simply blinded off all day yesterday, Ivey made Day 2 with just 700 in chips. He never showed up today, either, as he's over in the other event, but his 700 in chips were put in when it was his turn to be the big blind. As soon as the dealer pitched out all the cards, his hand was mucked and his chips pulled into the pot. So much for that $3,000 investment.