It was an action-filled day for Day 1a of the Wynn Fall Classic $3,500 NLH Championship. There is a $3,000,000 guarantee for this marquee event.
After 15 levels of play, it was Naor Slobodskoy (679,000) bagging the chip lead. Slobodskoy, from Isreal, has more than $180,000 in tournament earnings. Following closely behind is Katie Lindsay (644,000). Lindsay has more than $500,000 in tournament earnings and has three cashes during the Wynn Fall Classic.
Other big names and stacks to advance are Kristen Bicknell (549,000), Kenneth Mckeown (634,000), Sean Ragozzini (404,000) Brian Hastings (402,000), and Stephen Song (255,000).
Many well-known players from the poker world came out for their first shot to find a bag for the eventual Day 2 on Monday, November 1. A few of the names to start the day in the field included Daniel Lazrus, Tommy Chen, Antoine Saout, and Tony Miles.
Players trickled in throughout the day as the number of entries swelled to 341. Some notable players to join but not find a bag included, Tony Dunst, Alex Foxen, Brock Wilson, Tim Reilly, Dejuante Alexander, Jesse Sylvia, and Andrew Lichtenberger.
By the end of the day, only 56 players advanced. Anyone who didn’t advance today still has two starting flights to enter on Saturday and Sunday with unlimited rebuys until the beginning of Level 10. Day 1b starts Saturday at noon.
Keep up with all the action on PokerNews on Saturday and through to the conclusion of this tournament to see who will take home the top prize.