$10,000 No Limit Hold'em Championship

The Clicking of Chips Falls Silent

Daniel Negreanu
And so we've come to the end of Day 1 at the L.A. Poker Classic. It was a trying day on a number of levels for a number of people, not the least of which were the 40% of the field who didn't make it to the bag-and-tag portion of the day. Counted among their ranks are Chino Rheem, Erick Lindgren, Scotty Nguyen, Kathy Liebert and John Juanda.

This field was loaded with poker talent, so it's not a surprise that the overnight chip leader comes from among their ranks. In a field with more than 400 players remaining, it's tough to be sure who the overnight chip leader is, but our scan of the tables didn't reveal anyone with a bigger stack than Daniel Negreanu's 140,000 chips. That's well above the chip average of roughly 34,000. We'll post a final list of the counts of all survivors once that information has been logged by the tournament staff and made available to the media.

Tomorrow we will play another five levels. Action kicks off at noon local time. See you then!

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