After a record field in the "Millionaire Maker" yesterday, today's $1,000 buy-in event did not disappoint when a respectable 1,837 players started the day. After 11 levels of play, Eric Baldwin appears to have the largest stack in the room and is sitting pretty with 121,000 in chips. Some of the other top stacks in the room include: Adam Geyer (118,200), Annette Obrestad (98,000) and Nick Abourisk (87,000).
Play started at noon today with quite a few notable names including Antonio Esfandiari, Men Nguyen, Matt Glantz, Joe Serock, Brian Rast, David Williams, Tony Dunst and Paul Wasicka to name a few. Wasika (65,400), however, is the only one from this group to survive the day.
The consensus among the players is that the room was friendly which was reiterated by this tweet by Shane Schleger:
Most of my #WSOP tables (1ks/1500s) have been lively and conversational, with lots of recreational players coming out for the experience.Follow @ShaneSchleger
Friendly or not, 1,689 players were eliminated leaving 148 to come back for day 2. They will be fighting it out for the $305,952 first-place prize and the coveted WSOP bracelet. Play will resume tomorrow at 1 p.m.