First Open Event of 2014 World Series of Poker Draws 131 PlayersPublished on May 28th, 2014 8:08 pm EST
The first open event of this year's World Series of Poker ended up drawing a total of 131 players.
The $25,000 Mixed Max No Limit Hold'em event (Event #2) officially got underway on Tuesday afternoon. The field was loaded with poker's top stars, as the likes of Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu and Phil Hellmuth all turned out for the event. Phil Ivey and Daniel Negreanu are undertaking a sizeable bracelet bet against the general public this year, which made their participation in a high buy-in event with a small field all but assured.
Day 1 of the event saw the 131 player field get whittled down to just 60, with Vanessa Selbst leading the field by the time that the chips were bagged.
After a few hours of Day 2 play, Vanessa Selbst has given up the chip lead and is currently about 100k chips behind Justin Bonomo. Here are the top ten chip counts as of this moment:
Justin Bonomo, 430,000
JC Tran, 400,000
Mike Brady, 390,000
Jason Mo, 380,000
Stephen Chidwick, 350,000
Vanessa Selbst, 335,000
Dan Cates, 333,000
Phil Ivey, 330,000
Faraz Jaka, 300,000
Joseph Cheong, 290,000
Some of the other notable players who are still alive include Brian Rast, Olivier Busquet, Phil Hellmuth, John Juanda, Sam Trickett and Eugene Katchalov.
The 131 player turnout means that the eventual winner of the event will walk away with $871,148 and the World Series of Poker bracelet. The top 16 finishers will cash, with the minimum cash being worth $54,945.
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