Yesterday at the 2014 WSOP, 118 players would make it through the field of 657 entrants to return to battle it out for the money in Event #43: $1,500 Limit Hold'em. It was a tightly packed bunch at the top of the chip counts with Paul Mannoni holding only a 200 chip lead over Paul Tedeschi. Three other players, Matthew Davenport, Rob O'Shea, and Michael Lynn were all within 5,500 of Mannoni's 60,900 in chips.
There are plenty of notables sitting behind those five that have dreams of taking home the cash and glory that come with winning a WSOP bracelet. Among them are the likes of Daniel Negreanu, Antonio Esfandiari, Brandon Shack-Harris, David Chiu, Terrence Chan, Berry Johnston, Dan Kelly, and Mike Leah. They bested a field of tough players that would see names like Phil Ivey, Tom Schneider, Rep Porter, Marcel Luske, Barry Greenstein, Greg Mueller, Stephen Chidwick, Humberto Brenes, Jeff Gross, and Eric Buchman all hit the rail before play concluded last night.
With only 72 making the money, the action will be tense in the early goings as player maneuver themselves into position to make a deep run. Play will resume within the hour and PokerNews will be here for all the action until the end of the night. Stay tuned to see who makes the money and who will advance to the final table!