Monday, 23 June 2014
The Main Event may have the highest profile and the $1m One Drop the biggest winner's prize but the most prestigious bracelet on offer at the WSOP is the $50k Players' Championship.
85 of the game's top performers took to the tables for the first of five days of mixed event action yesterday and by the close of five tough levels only a handful of players had been eliminated.Leading the way at bagging up time was Matt Glantz who has previous in this event with two final table appearances to his name. Glantz turned his starting stack of 50,000 chips into an impressive 324,700 by the close putting him just ahead of Dylan Linde who'll return on 303,700.Richard Ashby has already made two final tables at this year's WSOP and almost made it a third in the PLO six-max. Chufty is well placed for another deep run after finishing the opening day in third place with 300,000.Ashby isn't the only Brit riding high. 2013 winner Matt Ashton's title defence got off to a solid start and the Englishman will start day two in sixth place with 263,800.Other big names at the upper end of the leader board included Michael Mizrachi (254,900), David Benyamine (246,300) and former World Champions Jonathan Duhamel (237,200) and Joe Hachem (208,500).Vanessa Selsbt was one of the few players to hit the rail on the opening day. Joining this year's $25k Mixed-Max winner on the rail were WSOPE runner up Sergei Baranov, Dan Shak, Michael Glick and Phil Galfond.The action resumes at 2pm local time (10pm in the UK) with late entry still available.
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