Day one of Event #21: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’Em (Six-Handed) is in the books. The unofficial chip leader after 10 levels of play is Jesse Wilkie with 187,700 in chips. He leads the 129 players who remain from the starting field of 807.
Following Wilkie are Victor Ramdin (184,000), Ryan Olisar (154,500), Danny [Removed:376] (140,000), Scott Seiver (132,000), and Maurice Hawkins (100,500). Phil Ivey and Phil Hellmuth both survived late into the day, but both were knocked out and will have to wait until another day to add to their bracelet count.
Only 90 players will be paid, so 39 who return for day two will walk away empty-handed, but all players still in the tournament surely have their eyes firmly fixed on winning the $506,764 first prize and the coveted World Series of Poker gold bracelet.
Play resumes at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Rio. PokerNews.com will be here all day to bring you live updates as Event #21 continues.