WSOP 2011 – over 4,000 players for Event #8: $1,000 NL

WSOP 2011 – over 4,000 players for Event #8: $1,000 NL

Monday, 6 June 2011

The first small buy-in No Limit Hold ‘em event has gotten under way at the World Series of Poker this weekend with over 4,000 players putting up $1,000 to compete in one of the largest annual poker tournaments in the world. Just 624 of them remain after two days.

Jon Turner has the honour of the chip lead after two opening flights of 2,000 or so players that gave us a field of 4,178 – just short of last year’s total but still enough for a huge prize pool. Turner bagged up just under 100,000 by the end of Day 1b, leading Day 1a’s Albert Kim by over 20,000/.

Also in the field are Phil Collins (the poker player, not the Genesis drummer/singer), Annette Obrestad, Layne Flack and Gavin Griffin. All have well over the average stack with Obrestad putting up enough chips for a 6th place finish at the end of Day 1b.

Tags: WSOP 2011, Annette Obrestad, Layne Flack, Gavin Griffin, Jon Turner