647 Players Turn Out For Day 1A of 2011 PCA Main EventPublished on January 9th, 2011 11:22 am EST
"Team Pokerstars Pro" Pieter de Korver finished Day 1A of the 2011 PCA Main Event as the chip leader yesterday after amassing over 245k in chips.
Here were the top five chip stacks at the end of Day 1A:
Pieter de Korver, 245,300
Ryan Olisar, 227,700
Guillaume Gignac, 219,600
Owen Crowe, 213,000
Chad Eveslage, 203,500
Day 1A had a total turnout of 647 players, with an even larger turnout expected for Sunday (Day 1B). In 2010, 668 players turned out for Day 1A of the main event, which ended up with a total field size of 1,529 players (and a prize pool of $14,831,300).
A number of big names took part in Day 1A of the main event yesterday. Phil Ivey was one of those names - he finished Day 1A with approximately 75k in chips.
Some of the other recognizable names who are still alive after Day 1A include:
Joe Cada, 105,200
Faraz Jaka, 91,800
Dario Minieri, 79,000
Hoyt Corkins, 74,700
JC Tran, 57,200
In total, 272 of the 647 Day 1A entrants managed to make it through to Day 2 on Monday.
Daniel Negreanu, fresh off of his $1 million second place finish in the $100k Super High Roller event, will play on Day 1B.
Day 1B gets underway at 12 pm local time on Sunday afternoon.
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