Day 1 of Event #61: $600 Deepstack Championship No-Limit Hold'em has come to a conclusion. There were a total of 3,916 entrants generating a prize pool of $1,997,160. The winner will take home the first-place prize of $252,491 paired with the coveted 2021 World Series of Poker gold bracelet.
They were 588 players to make the money but only 448 players advanced to Day 2 and are guaranteed a payout of $1,051.
Among the players leading the field into Day 2 is ten-time World Series of Poker Circuit ring winner Robert Hankins who bagged a whopping 868,000 from a starting stack of 30,000. Hankins recently won his tenth WSOP ring in August of this year at Harrah’s Cherokee for the first-place prize of $132,241. He has now put himself in a position to capture his first WSOP bracelet which would add to his already impressive list of accomplishments in the tournament poker world.
Samuel Taylor (838,000), Justin Arnwine (779,000), Nana Senachika (646,000), Cole Ferraro (625,000) and two-time WSOP bracelet winner Mark Seif (550,000) follow close behind.
Event #61 Day 1 Top 10 Chip Counts
|RANK||PLAYER||CITY / STATE / COUNTRY||CHIP COUNT||Big Blinds|
|1||Robert Hankins||United States||868,000||87|
|2||Samuel Taylor||United States||838,000||84|
|5||Justin Arnwine||United States||779,000||78|
|6||Kc Vaughan||United States||743,000||74|
|7||Matas Budginas||United States||719,000||72|
|8||Ping Liu||United States||702,000||70|
|9||Nissar Quraishi||United States||687,000||69|
Day 2 will restart at 12 p.m. local time on Nov. 2 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. The 448 remaining players will be starting at Level 18 with 5,000/10,000 blinds and a 10,000 big blind ante. They will play 10 levels with a duration of 60-minutes. There will be 15-minute breaks every two levels and a 60-min dinner break after Level 23 (≈ 6:30 p.m.).
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