The first day is a wrap in the WSOP Circuit Thunder Valley $3,250 High Roller, and at the end of Day 1 it was Dapo Ajayi (197,000) bagging the chip lead.
Others near the top of the chip leader board include Qi Hu (174,000), Frank Azavedo (154,000), and Joshua Shaw (138,500).
A total of 43 entries registered for Day 1, with 20 players bagging at the end of play. Late registration and re-entry will still be available up until the beginning of Day 2, with the restart commencing Friday at noon. Play will resume at Level 13, with the blinds at 1000/2000/2000.
The field played through 12 40-minute levels on Day 1, and that structure will continue through the rest of the tournament. This event will play down to a champion Friday, with the winner being crowned and the WSOP Circuit ring, along with the first-place prize money, being awarded.
Other players bagging on Day 1 included Noel Rodriguez (120,000) and JC Tran (117,500).
Some of the players sent to the rail on the first day included Tony Dunst, Glenn Miller, Andrew Ostapchenko, Tim McDermott and Josh Prager. Dunst re-entered late in the day, and finished the night at 106,500 chips.
Follow along with the PokerNews live reporting team as the tournament resumes, and a champion is determined Friday.