Play has concluded on Day 1 of Event #48: $1,500 Eight Game Mix, and after 15 40-minute levels, it is Michael Dobbs who holds a commanding chip lead.
Dobbs, a native of New York with just under $1,000,000 in career earnings, bagged up 293,100. Bracelet winner Randy Ohel ended in fourth place with 237,000. Jason Stockfish, who has been runner-up in World Series of Poker events four times, is in fifth place with 235,500 as he finally tries to get that elusive first bracelet. Alex Outhred also ended the day in the top ten with 221,600.
Event #48: $1,500 Eight Game Mix 6-Handed Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Michael Dobbs||United States||293,100|
|2||Jay Kerbel||United States||269,000|
|3||Hieu Luu||United States||251,500|
|4||Randy Ohel||United States||237,000|
|5||Jason Stockfish||United States||235,500|
|6||Dustin Dirksen||United States||227,000|
|7||Robert McLaughlin||United States||222,200|
|8||Alex Outhred||United States||221,600|
|9||Tyler Willse||United States||216,800|
|10||Scott Bohlman||United States||208,900|
Plenty of notables are among the 200 surviving players out of a starting field of 695. Scotty Nguyen ended the night with 161,800. Ryan Leng (151,500) made a royal flush on his way to a full double up as he tries to repeat as champion. Josh Arieh, newly announced as a Poker Hall of Fame nominee, was on the receiving end of a Phil Hellmuth rant at the end of the day on his way to bagging up 119,300.
Not everyone was fortunate enough to make it through to Day 2. Hellmuth, Yuri Dzivielevski, and PokerNews’ Mike Patrick were all eliminated during the 10 hours of Day 1.
The remaining players will return at 2 p.m. local time on June 23 inside the Bally’s Event Center to play 10 more hour-long levels. The money bubble at 105th place awaits, followed by a run to the final table and, ultimately, the WSOP bracelet and the $180,783 top prize.
PokerNews will be on hand throughout the day to provide live updates and chip counts.