World Series of Poker Circuit Chester Day 1 complete

World Series of Poker Circuit Chester Day 1 complete

Monday, 9 May 2011

Day 1 of the World Series of Poker Circuit Harrah’s Chester $1,600 event drew a field of 269 players with 55 surviving the first day and edging closer to the first prize of $94,901. A bearer of the winningest name in poker, Huy Nguyen, is leading the overnight chip counts. This comes shortly after his WSOP-C victory at Oklahoma in January.

Nguyen is gunning for his second WSOP-C ring of the season but has stiff competition behind him including Kenny Nguyen, the only one with a last name to match Huy’s power. Returning for Day 2, the average chip stack is a shade under six figures with blinds at 1,200/2,400 and just under half the field getting paid.

With 55 returning for Day 2 and the money bubble bursting at 27 there will be 28 players hitting the rail $1,600 worse off today but those who cash will lock up $3,130; the final table is guaranteed $8,685 and the winner takes home a first prize of $94,901.

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Tags: WSOP Circuit, Huy Nguyen