Day 2 will see the 463 returning players all eyeing the money bubble -- set at 342 players. The last No Limit Hold'em event before the Main Event drew massive field of 3,389 entrants and Ben Volpe bested them all ending Day 1 with 156,200.
Nipping at Volpe's heels at the top of the chip counts are David Zemel, David Eldridge, Bryn Kenney and Brett Jungblut. Other notables returning are Dan Kelly, Justin Schwartz, Noah Schwartz, Eddy Sabat, Mikhail Shalamov, Gavin Smith, Josh Brikis, Brock Parker and Eric Baldwin.
A full ten levels are slated for today's action, and tournament officials hoped to reach the final table by the end of the night when the structure was written, but chances are slim to reach such a number with 463 returning players. A more realistic number would in the area of 35 players.
Action kicks off promptly at 2:30 in the Purple and Orange sections of the Amazon Room, in the shadow of the $50,000 Poker Players Championship Final Table that will be played at the ESPN Feature Table. Be sure to follow all of the WSOP action live on Pokernews.com