The first Day of Event #27: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed has come and gone. Out of a field of 959 entries, 201 return for today's Day 2 to battle it out for the first-place prize of $498,682.
Leading the way is Craig Varnell with a healthy stack of 202,600. Joining Varnell at the top is Jeff Coddington who bagged a stack of 202,400 last night. They're followed in the counts by Andy Spears (193,200), Jerry Payne (185,700) and John Bergman (185,500).
Among the notables surviving play were Mike Sowers (152,600), Steve Sung (139,800), Jeremy Ausmus (132,500), Vanessa Selbst (124,900), Igor Kurganov (112,000), David Pham (61,900), Gaelle Baumann (61,900) and Mike Watson (59,200).
Only the top 144 spots will earn a piece of the $2,589,300 prize pool with a min-cash being worth $4,509. Play will begin again today at noon. Players will play 10-and-a-half 60-minute levels with a 15-minute break every two levels. The dinner break is 60 minutes long and will come after today's sixth level. After the players bag and tag at the end of the night, the remaining competitors will come back on Friday at noon to play things out until a champion has been crowned.
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