Day 1 completed
Day 1 completed
|Nathaniel Silver (Nate Silver)||134,600||134,600|
A huge field of 2,541 players turned out today for the last low buy-in event of the 2013 World Series of Poker. After 11 levels of play, only 297 remained, led by Joe Froehle with 144,200 in chips. Froehle’s lead is far from safe, however. Malek Kalayli is right on his heels with 143,000. Lauren Kling (123,300) and Ben Yu (107,500) are also close behind the chip leaders.
Also near the top of the leader board is Nate Silver, noted political analyst, blogger, and statistician famous for correctly predicting recent national elections in the U.S. His website, fivethirtyeight.com, is one of the country’s most sought-after sources for political prognostication. Silver has 134,600 in chips.
Many notables turned out for this event, but did not make it to the end of the day. Jonathan Little, Mike Leah, Jen Shahade, Jake Balsiger, Jason Koon, Shane Schleger, Matt Waxman, Dan Heimiller, Elisabeth Hille, and Lex Veldhuis, among others, have already made their exits. Several other well known players are still in the running, including Calvin Anderson (75,000), Melanie Weisner (61,300), Bill Chen (22,200), Bryan Micon (17,200), and Jeremy Ausmus (11,100).
Play resumes Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Brasilia Room. Stay with us here at PokerNews as we bring you live updates throughout Day 2.
While not a comprehensive list, here are some of the big stacks and notable players that made it through the day.
The tournament director just announced the players will be dealt three more hands at which time the players will begin bagging and tagging for the evening.
Calvin Anderson was contemplating an all in call for about 6,000 from his opponent, as we approached the table. He made the call and the hands were tabled.
The board ran out . Anderson made a pair on the river to eliminate his opponent.
The chips were in the middle preflop between Lily Newhouse and her opponent. Newhouse was the player at risk.
Newhouse seemed defeated as the ace fell on the flop. She got up gathered her stuff when she saw the turn and then sat back down when the came on the river. Newhouse added some much needed chips to her stack.
We missed the hand, but the seat where Allen Kessler used to sit now has another occupant, and it appears he has busted.
After a player moved all in for 14,000, Ben Yu called, and everyone else folded. The initial raiser showed , and Yu turned over . The board ran out , and Yu won the pot with his top two pair. He's now up to 103,000.