WSOP 2011 – Ben Volpe leads $1,500 NL into Day 2

WSOP 2011 – Ben Volpe leads $1,500 NL into Day 2

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

The final small buy-in NL donkament of the 2011 WSOP is underway with another gigantic field – this time, 3,389 players signed up for the event which means that one of the 465 players left in contention will be turning their $1,500 into a huge first prize of $777,928. Currently the man most likely to do that is Ben Volpe, but anything can happen.

Volpe amassed a huge stack of 156,200 – three times the average chip count as we approach the money bubble of 342 players. This means that 123 of our contenders will leave the event tomorrow empty-handed, but at least they can look forward to the Main Event kicking off shortly.

Other big names still in contention despite losing almost 3,000 players on Day 1 include Dan Kelly, Gavin Smith and Randy “nanonoko” Lew. The final table players are guaranteed a payout of at least $46,000 with the top seven taking home six figure scores.

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Tags: WSOP 2011, Dan Kelly, Ben Volpe, Gavin Smith, Randy Lew