Overnight entries for this game were hot, and more than 4,000 players jumped into the game before Day 2 action kicked off. That brought the overall total to 40,291 with more than 12,600 returning for Day 2.
The final prize pool of $2,014,550 is more than 33% better than the $1.5 million guarantee, so the $55 version of the Main Event was a smashing success by all accounts.
The field is playing down quickly now with fewer than 11,500 left in action. There are 5,663 paid spots available, so while they are still some 6,000 players away from that, early speed indicates they might get there quickly.
First place today will get $193,654, with everyone who makes the final table guaranteed nearly $13,000. Full payout details will be published shortly.