Event #7: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

Official Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

Matthew • Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Eric Baldwin us 121,000
Adam Geyer us 118,200
Annette Obrestad no 95,700 -2,300
Chou Chou us 91,600 91,600
Derrick Barry us 90,800 34,800
Nick Abou Risk 89,700 89,700
Cole Jackson us 81,000 81,000
Changjae Lee KI 79,500 79,500
Braxton Dunaway us 74,000 74,000
Brian Park US 70,500 70,500
Daniel Makowsky US 67,800 -6,200
Jose Nadal MX 67,500 67,500
James Barlow us 65,500 65,500
Paul Wasicka us 65,400
Chase Olsen CA 65,000 65,000
Louie Saludes US 64,800 64,800
Michael Doucette ca 61,700 61,700
Joseph Turnbull US 61,700 61,700
Milad Jorshari US 61,000 61,000
Brent Hanks us 60,600 13,600
Michael Shelton us 60,100 -11,900
He Huang US 59,200 59,200
Johnpaul Cao US 58,900 58,900
Sam Cohen us 57,700 57,700
Grayson Ramage us 57,600 57,600

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Event #7: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1 completed

Eric Baldwin Looks To Be The Chip Leader Going Into Day 2

• Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Eric Baldwin
Eric Baldwin

After a record field in the "Millionaire Maker" yesterday, today's $1,000 buy-in event did not disappoint when a respectable 1,837 players started the day. After 11 levels of play, Eric Baldwin appears to have the largest stack in the room and is sitting pretty with 121,000 in chips. Some of the other top stacks in the room include: Adam Geyer (118,200), Annette Obrestad (98,000) and Nick Abourisk (87,000).

Play started at noon today with quite a few notable names including Antonio Esfandiari, Men Nguyen, Matt Glantz, Joe Serock, Brian Rast, David Williams, Tony Dunst and Paul Wasicka to name a few. Wasika (65,400), however, is the only one from this group to survive the day.

The consensus among the players is that the room was friendly which was reiterated by this tweet by Shane Schleger:

Shane SchlegerMost of my #WSOP tables (1ks/1500s) have been lively and conversational, with lots of recreational players coming out for the experience.

Friendly or not, 1,689 players were eliminated leaving 148 to come back for day 2. They will be fighting it out for the $305,952 first-place prize and the coveted WSOP bracelet. Play will resume tomorrow at 1 p.m.

Tags: Adam GeyerAnnette ObrestadAntonio EsfandiariBrian RastDavid WilliamsEric BaldwinJoe SerockMatt GlantzMen NguyenPaul WasickaShane SchlegerTony Dunst

Play Concludes

• Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante

That concludes play for the day as players are bagging their chips. We will have some unofficial chip counts shortly.

LeBlanc Doubles Through Makowsky

• Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante

John LeBlanc shoved all in from under the gun and Daniel Makowsky called from the small blind. When the cards were flipped, LeBlanc had {q-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} and Makowsky {9-Spades}{9-Hearts}. The board came {a-Clubs}{2-Spades}{8-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} and LeBlanc's queens were good enough for the double up, only causing a slight dent in Makowsky's stack.

Daniel Makowsky US 74,000 -11,000

Tags: Daniel Makowsky

We Are In The Money

• Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante

The bubble burst without fan fare as we lost the necessary players before hand for hand was announced. We have 198 players remaining, all guaranteed a minimum of $1,868 with 44-minutes of play left in the evening.

Level:
11
Blinds:
500/1,000
Ante:
100

Bubble Time

• Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante

As we are close to beginning the last and final round of the day, the bubble is closely approaching.

There are 201 players remaining, and the first payout is $1868 for 198th place.