A total of 101 entries were recorded on Day 1 of Event #85: $50,000 High Roller, with 35 unique individuals, plus any late registrants, returning for Day 2 action.
Late registration for this event is open until the cards are in the air at the start of Day 2.
Jason Koon (2,405,000; 1x WSOP Winner) was the only player who eclipsed the two million chip mark at the end of the day, and he will be hoping to put that ammunition to good use as he seeks his second WSOP gold bracelet.
Directly behind Koon is the red hot Ole Schemion (1,760,000; 1x WSOP Winner) who is fresh off his dominant performance in Event #79: 1,979 Hall of Fame Bounty last week that secured his first piece of WSOP jewelry.
$50,000 High Roller Day 1 Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Jason Koon||United States||2,405,000||80|
|3||Stephen Chidwick||United Kingdom||1,700,000||57|
|4||Shaun Deeb||United States||1,650,000||55|
|5||Ranganath Kanchi||United States||1,565,000||52|
|6||Dan Smith||United States||1,450,000||48|
|9||Darren Elias||United States||1,144,000||38|
|10||John Brooks||United States||1,085,000||36|
Stephen Chidwick (1,700,000; 1x WSOP Winner), Shaun Deeb (1,650,000; 5x WSOP Winner), and Michael Addamo (1,145,000; 3x WSOP Winner) each finished amongst the top ten in chips and will look to navigate their way to a seat at this High-Roller Finale in search of another bracelet to add to their respective collection.
Still alive and always a factor includeJoe McKeehen (610,000; 3x WSOP Winner), current WSOP POY leader Josh Arieh (570,000; 4x WSOP Winner), Joao Vieira (485,000; 1x WSOP Winner), and Ryan Leng (235,000; 3x WSOP Winner).
Each will hope to spin up their stack and earn a spot with the final five to add another chapter of WSOP history to their story.
Play will resume starting with level 13 and continue until five players remain. Levels will be 40 minutes long with a break after every three levels.
Please stay tuned to PokerNews for all of the latest updates of this event, or live here at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino where the cards will be back in the air at noon local time (PST).