- Slepe stave:
Players have headed out on their second 20-minute break of the day and tournament officials are coloring up the 25 chips.
Even though there are over 2,700 entries in Event #5A, there are many notables rising to the top of the leaderboard. Most recently Matt Stout has been building himself a healthy stack.
Just now Stout was in a hand in which his opponent raised from early position to 1,500 and Stout three-bet to 4,000 directly to his left. Everyone else folded and the action was back on the initial raiser. He chose to call and they were heads-up to the flop. The dealer fanned a board of and the action was checked to Stout, who bet 3,200. His opponent folded and Stout stacked his chips quickly before heading on break.
Here is a look at some other notables that have built chip stacks throughout the day.
The board read and there was already a player all in with the main pot having nearly 6,000 in it. Chris Moorman bet 2,600 from the small blind and his remaining opponent moved all in for 9,500. Moorman thought for a couple moments before sticking out the chips to call.
Moorman had versus his opponent's . The river landed the and Moorman was able to take down the side pot. Meanwhile his other opponent who was all in for the main pot showed for two pair to take down a smaller main pot.
The total number of entries for Event #5A have been calculated to a total of 2,756. Play will continue until the end of level 18 with two more breaks scheduled for 20-minutes a piece. It has been a fast-paced day 1a that has seen more than half the field already eliminated.
Some other notables that have been seen throughout the other rooms in play include Annette Obrestad, Alex Greenblatt, Eric Mizrachi, Eric Afriat, and last year's winner of the Colossus Ben Keeline.
Level 6 has completed and therefore late registration is now closed. Tournament directors are giving players the opportunity to forfeit their stack if they have yet to rebuy. Once the final calculations are completed, all of the numbers will be posted.