They've reached the end of eight one-hour levels and Day 1 is complete in Event #41: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha (Six-Handed). A total of 117 players survived the first day of play in this three-day tournament out of a starting field of exactly 400, and by night's end the biggest stack belonged to Sorel Mizzi who made the most of the post-dinner levels to end the day with 146,400.
Chad Brown also ended the day well, concluding several levels' worth of chip accumulation to end with 139,600. Peter Charalambous likewise made a late push to end with 126,200.
Others enjoying successful Day 1s that ended with their bagging above average stacks included Juha Helppi, Matt Giannetti, Davidi Kitai, Phil Galfond, and the two Deebs — Freddy and Shaun. Andy Bloch, Daniel Negreanu, Brian Rast, and Sammy Farha will also be returning for tomorrow's Day 2.
Meanwhile among the many big names who came out for this one who didn't survive the first day of player were Phil Ivey, Frank Kassela, Scotty Nguyen, Erick Lindgren, David "Doc" Sands, Jason Mercier, Joe Hachem, Dan Kelly, Ben Lamb, Vanessa Selbst, Scott Clements, Mike Sexton, Erik Seidel, and Jeff Madsen.
Play resumes tomorrow at 2 p.m. Be sure to join us then for continuing coverage of Event #41.