The 2019 World Series of Poker started with record-breaking numbers with players flooding in from all over the world and Event #16 1,500 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed wasn't any different. The tournament attracted 1,832 players and through 14 levels of play, 289 remain with 272 of getting paid. The minimum cash prize for those 272 players will be $2,252 with a first-place prize of $407,739 in addition to a WSOP gold bracelet.
The chip leader at the end of the day was Richard Hasnip of the United Kingdom who bagged up an impressive 559,000 chips at the close of play. Hasnip cashed in the $600 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack yesterday, finishing in 210th place for $22,57 and jumped straight into this event.
Also progressing to Day 2 with healthy stacks are the likes of Bruce Uselman (490,000) followed by Johan Guilbert (476,000), Alex Lee Xiang Wie (475,000), Uri Reichenstein(424,000) and Linglin Zeng (419,5000.
The 1,500 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed event included many of the worlds best poker pros and those fortunate enough to make it to Day 2 include David Benyamine (316,500), 2018 WSOP player of the year Shaun Deeb (269,500), four-time WSOP bracelet winner Jeff Madsen (264,000), and WSOP bracelet winner Ryan Leng (202,500).
Other notables who were less-fortunate include, GPI's number one player Alex Foxen, 2017 WSOP Player of the Year Chris Ferguson, Matt Affleck, JC Tran, Michael Mizrachi, and Loni Harwood.
Players returning for Day 2 on Thursday will start 2 p.m. local and will play 60-minute levels compared to the 40-minute levels times played today.
Stay tuned to the PokerNews live reporting pages as we will be on the tournament floor providing you with all of the live updates.