Day 1 of Event #60: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em at the 45th Annual World Series of Poker has come to an end at the completion of the 11th level. There were 2,563 entries when registration closed, edging out the total of last year’s event by just 22. A prize pool of $3,460,050 was created, paying 270 places with a top prize of $614,248.
Sitting on top of the field after the first day of play is Chris Kolla. Kolla bagged 130,300 and was stacking chips all day. He added a bit more on the very last hand of the night when his pocket sevens held up against the ace-six off-suit of Chris Moorman to eliminate the Brit from the tournament.
Other top stacks around the room include Yaron Zeev Malki (126,000), Ty Reiman (125,400), and Ron Wright (116,300).
Also moving on to Day 2 are Tony Dunst, David Peters, Matt Stout, Ravi Raghavan, Will Failla, Lauren Kling, Ramana Epparla, Joe Tehan, and Adam Duong.
Event #60 is the last $1,500 no-limit hold’em event of the 2014 WSOP and brought out a bunch of the game’s best players vying for one of their last chances at poker glory. Some notables busting on Day 1 were Phil Hellmuth, Ole Schemion, Ryan Hall, Mark Hoke, Amanda Baker, Nick Abou Risk, Sofia Lovgren, Victor Ramdin, Max Steinberg, Dominik Nitsche, Samuel Chartier, Yann Dion, and Marc-Andre Ladouceur.
Day 2 will begin with 293 hopefuls and only 270 of them will make the money. Tune in on Wednesday at 1 p.m. local time when play will resume inside the Amazon Room’s purple and orange sections.
In the meantime, enjoy this episode of Ivey Stories where David "Devilfish" Ulliott talks about being at the table for Ivey's first gold bracelet win: