More than two thousand runners took their seats this afternoon for Day 1A of the Little One for One Drop, and the field of 2,233 was quickly whittled down to just 428 survivors.
Along the way there were a number of notable names to fire a first, second, and even third bullet during this reentry event, with Melanie Weisner, Tony Dunst, Erick Lindgren, Pius Heinz, Jennifer Tilly, Dwyte Pilgrim, and Antonio Esfandiari just a few of the pros to go busto before the night ended.
Mikolaj Zawadzki emerged from the fray as the chip leader, having amassed an enormous stack of 85,225 by the time bag-and-tag began. The Polish pro has company on the leaderboard, however, as Liv Boeree (65,675), Paul Volpe (32,225), Randy Lew (26,300), Erik Seidel (23,575), and Tommy Vedes (18,400) are all lurking with healthy stacks.
The tournament will continue tomorrow at 12 noon local time, with those who fell on Day 1A returning for a second try, while thousands more take their first shot at the Little One for One Drop. Check back with PokerNews then to follow all of the action live from the floor of the Rio, as Day 1B plays down and the final Day 2 field is set.