Brooklyn’s Ryan D’Angelo bagged up as chip leader after Day 1 of the $2,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em event #46 at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) in Las Vegas.
D’Angelo will start Day 2 of an event that attracted 1,607 starters on 190,300 chips, to be followed in second place by Florida’s Nicholas Augustino (160,200) and Maryland’s Jimmy Born in third on 155,500.
There are some notable pros still well in contention, even with the field being cut back by 1,374 to leave 233 players first of all aiming to cash after the bubble bursts in 172nd place and then striving to collect the gold bracelet and the winner’s cheque for $694,609 from the $3,655,925 prize pool.
Vanessa Selbst In Good Position
Returning to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino for Day 2 are the likes of René Angélil (11th on 112,300), Vanessa Selbst (13th on 111,500), Marvin Rettenmaier (21st on 99,100), Pius Heinz (51st on 69,200), Harrison Gimbel (53rd on 68,000), Chris Moorman (58th on 65,500), Kenny Hallaert (59th on 64,800), Barry Hutter (87th on 50,400), Randy Lew (95th on 47,900), Kennii Nguyen (98th on 47,400), Martin Staszko (120th on 40,600), Mike ‘Timex’ McDonald (154th on 32,000), James Akenhead (193rd on 22,300) and Yury Gulyy (198th on 20,300).
Phil Ivey Falls on First Day
The 11 levels did, however, see numerous well known players exit, including Tony Dunst, Erick Lindgren, Phil Ivey, Antonio Esfandiari, Nick Binger, Matt Affleck, Bryan Devonshire, Maria Ho, Jason Somerville, Mikhail Shalamov, Artem Metalidi, David Vamplew, Angel Guillen, Ryan Julius, Igor Kurganov, Carter Phillips, Roberto Romanello, Melanie Weisner, Shannon Shorr, Max Silver, Kyle Bowker, JJ Liu, Christina Lindley, Dennis Phillips, Xuan Liu, Jon Aguiar, Chris Brammer, Max Steinberg, Victoria Coren, Heinz Kamutzki, Alessandro Longobardi, James ‘Flushy’ Dempsey, David Williams, Pratyush Buddiga, Andy Frankenberger, Nicolas Yunis, Vitaly Lunkin, Olivier Busquets, John Eames, Dominik Nitsche, Liv Boeree, Faraz Jaka, Jennifer Tilly, Eric Froehlich, Joseph Cheong, Chris De Maci and Chris McClung.
Day 2 will take place in the Rio’s Amazon Room, with the plan to play down to the nine-handed final table or to complete 10 levels, whichever comes first.
WSOP Event #46 Day 1 Top 10
- Ryan D’Angelo (USA) – 190,300
- Nicholas Augustino (USA) – 160,200
- Jimmy Born (USA) – 155,500
- Shankar Pillai (USA) – 136,700
- Orson Young (USA) – 134,700
- Steven Schwan (USA) – 134,400
- Alexander Gruissem (Germany) – 129,700
- Yordan Jeliazkov (Bulgaria) – 126,000
- David Elyashar (Israel) – 123,700
- Fabrizio Gonzalez (Uruguay) – 120,700