Day 1 of Event 19: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em has completed. A massive field of 2,302 players came out for this event and generated a prize pool of over $3.1 million. The top 243 spots will be paid out with the winner taking home nearly $560,000. When the night wrapped up, the field was approximately two tables away from the money, making tomorrow the bubble day.
There were plenty of big names in action for this event including David "Doc" Sands, Jason Mercier, Angel Guillen, Layne Flack and Eric Baldwin. Unfortunately for that group of five, they all hit the rail and will have to go bracelet hunting in other events. Paul Wasicka, Allen Kessler and Tommy Vedes were some to join them.
A few of the notables moving on to Day 2 include actor James Woods and former November Niner John Dolan. They finished on 10,600 and 86,100, respectively. Lauren Kling, David Peters and Cliff Josephy are also moving forward to Day 2.
Leading the charge at the end of the night was Jessica Bertrand Hanna. She bagged up 149,500 in chips and looks to be the overnight chip leader. Josh Hillcock bagged up 128,600 and is nipped at her heels. Clint Tolbert was another big stack and bagged up 91,000.
Day 2 will commence at 1:00 PM on Sunday and it's going to be a fun-filled, exciting day of poker. be sure to join us on PokerNews for all of the coverage. Until then, goodnight from Las Vegas!