Play is now paused for the final break of the day with just three more levels remaining before players will bag for Day 2.
With the field under 100 players now of the 1,193 that began the day, only 8% of the field remains in this flight. Everyone still left has secured a cash of at least $1,001.
Two players have recently crossed the 200,000 chip threshold in Seth Zimmerman and Mircea Ionescu
A few more notable chip counts below as well.
Jeff Gross had been on the short stack for a while before raising to 7,000 from the hijack. The small blind called and the two saw a flop of . The player checked and Gross shipped his remaining 2,800 and was called. The board ran out with Gross showing yielding him a long-awaited double up.
Below are a few of the stacks all aiming to make it to day 2. John Gordon is currently in possession of the chip lead with 140,000.
Among some of the shorter stacks to survive in the money are Jeff Gross (5,500) Barry Greenstein (5,400) and Chris Fergurson (8,500).