Event #67: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event World Championship

Day 1b in Event #67: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event World Championship Almost Underway

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Event #67: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event World Championship at the 2021 World Series of Poker continues today with the second of six Day 1 starting flights. Day 1b of the flagship event kicks off at 11 a.m. Pacific Time.

Like yesterday, players begin with a starting stack of 60,000 chips with blinds beginning at 100/200/200. Day 1b consists of five two-hour levels and with 20-minute breaks between each level. Additionally, players will take a 75-minute break at the completion of Level 3 at around 5:40 p.m.

The first starting flight attracted 523 runners, including Poker Hall of Famers Doyle Brunson, Billy Baxter and Tom McEvoy, and 348 of made it to Day 2. Italian pro Mustapha Kanit ended the day as the chip leader with a stack of 363,500, in front of Rittie Chuaprasert (345,700), Alex Livingston (319,200), and David Fong (298,500).

Mustapha Kanit
Mustapha Kanit

Other players weren't fortunate enough to make it through the first starting flight, included defending champion Damian Salas, who was eliminated by Peter Gould during the first level of play.

A handful of well-known players and multi-bracelet winners are already registered for Day 1b ahead of the 11 a.m. start time, among them are Stephen Chidwick, Nick Schulman, Brian Hastings, Chance Kornuth, Chad Eveslage, Cary Katz, Jeremy Wien, Daniel Fuhs, and Maria Konnikova.

Follow along with PokerNews as the latest batch of players take their shots at becoming the Main Event champion in Event #67: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event World Championship.

Tags: Alex LivingstonBilly BaxterBrian HastingsCary KatzChad EveslageChance KornuthDamian SalasDoyle BrunsonJeremy WienMustapha KanitNick SchulmanPeter GouldRittie ChuaprasertTomTom McEvoy