Just under half of the 301-player starting field survived the rigors of Day 1 here at Event #33: $2,500 Seven-Card Razz in the 2013 Worlds Series of Poker, and the final 131 players will be taking their seats and battling it out here shortly. Well-known professional player and noted mixed game wizard David Bach holds the lead in the race for all of the chips, bagging 51,300 after a fruitful Day 1. He'll try to keep the momentum going in order to pick up his second bracelet and $178,052 in cash.
Though the field was small for this tournament, it's not lacking in star power, as many big names showed out. Though notables such as Antonio Esfandiari, John Juanda, Phil Ivey and Chad Brown fell on Day 1, there are still plenty of stars who bagged a solid chunk of chips. Marco Traniello (36,700), John Cernuto (31,400), Tom Schneider (30,400), Huck Seed (28,300), Mike Matusow (24,100), Scott Clements (23,700), Andy Block (23,100), John Hennigan (21,600) and David Singer (21,100) all enter Day 2 toting above-average stacks.
Ten levels are scheduled to be played today, and if you're a fan of Razz or any of a number of notable big name players, you don't want to miss the live updates we'll be bringing you throughout the day here at PokerNews.