We've just finished up the last few hands of the day and the players are being instructed by the tournament staff on how exactly to bag and tag their chips so nothing goes awry.
We began the day with a record-setting field of 918 entrants for the largest Omaha Hi/Lo 8-or-Better tournament ever! Allen Cunningham, Daniel Negreanu, David "Chino" Rheem, Mike "The Mouth" Matusow, and Gavin Smith were among some of the bigger names that failed to make it through to the second day of action. On the flip side, Phil Hellmuth, Lee Watkinson, Brandon Cantu, Annie Duke, and Todd Brunson will all be back tomorrow to keep moving towards a gold bracelet.
One of the most amazing stories is that Thang Luu, last year's champion, looks to be our chip leader at the end of the day with over 70,000 chips. Luu bested the enormous field last year to claim his first bracelet and the over $200,000 first-place prize and looks poised and ready to make another deep run for the repeat.
A total of 197 players will be moving on to the second day and play is scheduled to begin at 2:00 PM local time. All of the official chip counts will be posted as soon as we receive them. Thanks for following and we'll see you all back here for our continued coverage of Event #3.