Welcome to Day 2 of Event #60: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em. After 11 levels of play yesterday, 297 of the original 2,541 runners will be returning to fight for the 270 paid positions and ultimately the first-place prize of $609,017. There will excitement all around The Rio today as Day 1a of The Main Event is scheduled to begin at noon. The players will need to keep their eyes on the prize because there is still much work for them to do to get to the winner's circle in this event.
Ryan Hughes leads the field coming into the day with 172,100 and closely followed by Joseph Froehle (144,200), Malek Kalayi (143,000), Nate Silver (134,600) and Lauren Kling (123,200). Other notable players to watch are Loni Harwood (75,900), Calvin Anderson (75,800), Melanie Weisner (61,300), Rupert Elder (50,300), Hiren Patel (49,800), Jeff Madsen (25,600), Bill Chen (22,200), Bryan Micon (17,200) and Jeremy Ausmus (11,100).
Players return to the felt at 1:00 p.m. local time in the Brasilia Room. Stay with PokerNews as we provide live updates from the tournament floor throughout the day. In the meantime, get caught with all the happenings here at the WSOP with Lynn Gilmartin who has your July 6th Update.