Day 1 and our first ten levels of the $2,500 No Limit Hold'em Six Handed are officially in the books. After starting the day with 1,278 players we are down to just 189 players vying for the bracelet and enormous $689,739 first prize. Of those 189, Tyler Cornell leads the way with 172,600 and is followed closely by Jean-Robert Bellande with 144,700. With 126 getting paid, it won't take too long for the money bubble to burst tomorrow and the real chip leaders to set themselves apart from the field.
With these large No Limit Hold'em tournaments it's seldom to have lots of big names at the top, especially at the end of Day 1, but we have plenty of them going through to Day 2. Of those include Jean-Robert Bellande (144,700) who is second in chips, Tuan Le (126,000), Mohsin Charnia (126,000), Olivier Busquet (109,100) Chris Moorman (90,000) Dan O'Brien (87,200), Ayaz Mahmood (86,000), Lex Veldhuis (82,300), Melanie Weisner (80,000), David Baker (80,000), and Jake Cody (70,000)
We also plenty of big names who didn't make it to Day 2 including Jennifer Tilly, Cody Slaughbaugh, Tom Dwan, Vanessa Selbst, David Williams, Faraz Jaka, Liv Boeree, Phil Laak, Tony Dunst, Gavin Griffin, Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, Michael Mizrachi, Erick Lindgren, Vanessa Rousso, Humberto Brenes, Chad Brown, Sam Stein, Greg Raymer, Phil Hellmuth, Shannon Shorr, Andrew Lichtenberger, Joseph Cheong,, Jeffery Papola, Dwyte Pilgrim, Dan Kelly, Lauren Kling and more.
Our chip leaders to end the day are Tyler Cornell (172,000), Jean-Robert Bellande (144,700), Victor Shuchleib (137,900), Steve Barshak (132,700), and Alexander Fitzgerald (132,600)
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