The tournament started at 11 a.m. sharp this morning, with 109 players sitting down ready for action. That number is sure to increase with people signing up throughout the day as registration remains open till the start of play on Day 2.
Day 1a is traditionally the quieter day of the two starting days. A lot of the (Spin & Go) qualifiers are signed up for Day 1b, which sways a lot of the players buying in to go for Day 1b as well. On top of that, many choose to play 1b because a lot of the high rollers play Day 1a since those players intend to play the $50,000 Single-Day High Roller on Day 1b.
Here's a look at the distribution of players between the two starting days in recent years: