The World Series of Poker is back drawing huge crowds as can be evidenced with Event #8 $600 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack attracting a field of 4,527 entries on Day 1 to generate a $2,309,280 prize pool.
Krisd Gabrialian advanced as the Day 1 chip leader among the 216 players to bag chips with 2,720,000.
Shahriar Assareh, (2,300,000), Brandon Hattar (1,875,000), Brad Albrinck (1,760,000) and Roland Rokita (1,705,000) rounded out the top five spots on the leaderboard.
Event #8: $600 NLHE Deepstack Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Krisd Gabrialian||United States||3,230,000||108|
|2||Shahriar Assareh||United States||2,300,000||77|
|3||Brandon Hattar||United States||1,875,000||63|
|4||Brad Albrinck||United States||1,760,000||59|
|7||Nathan Manuel||United States||1,500,000||50|
|8||Ari Mezrich||United States||1,490,000||50|
|9||Stephen Seffense||United States||1,455,000||49|
|10||Michael Ung||United States||1,405,000||47|
Many big names are still in contention for the Event #8 bracelet including Joey Weissman (1,375,000), Craig Varnell (1,245,000), Eric Baldwin (965,000), Asi Moshe (925,000), Anton Wigg (535,000), Manuel Ruivo (400,000), and Tony Miles (40,000)
The tournament played deep into the money with the tournament awarding the top 680 players at least a min-cash of $960.
The action will resume on Tuesday, October 6th at 12 p.m. local time to battle it out for the coveted gold bracelet and a top prize of $281,604.
Stay tuned for more coverage of this event and the entire 2021 World Series of Poker from the PokerNews Live Reporting Team.