Welcome back to PokerNews' coverage of Event 7: $1,500 Seven Card Stud. Yesterday saw 367 players come out for the event and the first eight levels of play concluding. At the end of the night, 110 of them remained. The top three stacks are Rogerio Sousa with 41,000, Kevin McGuinness with 36,700 and Chau Giang with 35,800.
With defending champion Eugene Katchalov not playing this event, we've been guaranteed a new champion. That winner will receive $126,363. The top 40 spots will be paid out and we'll aim to reach a final table today.
Play for Day 2 will kick off at 2:00 PM, so stay tuned for the coverage.