What started with 175 players is down to 101, all of who are looking to make the money here in Event #52: $25,000 No-Limit Hold'em (Six Handed). Just 18 of them will do it, which means 83 runners will leave disappointed and $25,000 light in their bankroll. One man who is position well to make the money is the start-of-the day chip leader, Max Lehmanski, who begins today with 406,000.
While Lehmanski bagged up the most chips on Day 1, some stiff competition advanced with him including Phil "OMGClayAiken" Galfond (338,700), Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky (330,300), Rachid "SkaiWalkurrr" Ben Cherif (329,500), Marvin Rettenmaier (289,400), Kevin "1SickDisease" Eyster (283,300), Brandon Meyers (258,100), David "Bakes" Baker (223,700), Andrew Lichtenberger (198,800), Erik Seidel (161,900), Dan Kelly (127,800) and Jason Mercier (124,100), just to name a few.
The field is littered with some of the biggest names in the game, and aside from the conclusion of the One Drop $111,111 High Roller, our event is the biggest game in town. Action is set to kick off at 2 p.m. local time and the plan is to play ten levels or down to a final table, whichever may come first. The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be on hand to capture all the action, so stay tuned.