After 10 hours of poker action, the final full-sized Day 1 event has come to a close. This was the largest Day 1 of the tournament so far, with a crowd of 585 joining us today at noon. Of those, only 83 remain.
The average chips stack is 688,000, which is on par with the rest of the Day 1s. However, the chip leader today, Richard Shamshoum, is our largest chip leader to date. With well over 3,000,000 chips in front of him, he can start tomorrow’s Day 2 with the most leverage and the most breathing room. Congratulations!
The chip counts of all our leaders will be finalized a little later tonight, so we’ll be sure to share them in a link as soon as they are available.