When play started yesterday in Event #23: $1,000 Turbo No-Limit Hold'em, 1,473 hopefuls were hoping to make their mark in this rapid-fire tournament. In less than six hours of play, they would get down to the final 171 which meant the money was made. Another six hours later Amanda Baker busted in 10th place, and they would wrap up play for the day. As Matt Brady, who would cash in this event, said "Whew, that was fun." Doug "WCGRider" Polk would probably agree with that statement after finishing the day with 971,000 and the chip lead.
Close behind Polk is Andy Philachack who ended the day with 906,000 in chips, while Liam Alcock rounds out the top three with 779,000. Lurking dangerously as a short stack is none other than Tony Gregg, who took down the last One Drop tournament and is considered one of the best players in the world. If he's able to amass some chips, it could be lights out for the rest of the table.
Our final table seating assignments and chip counts are as follows:
Cards will be in the air at 1 p.m. in the Amazon room, where we will play down until someone has a bracelet and the $251,969 first-place money. PokerNews will be there to provide you every hand so tune in, and don't blink, because you might miss three bustouts.