Erik Seidel, Johnny Chan At Top of World Series of Poker TOC Leaderboard After Day 1

Published on June 28th, 2010 12:46 am EST

Day 1 of the 2010 World Series of Poker TOC (Tournament of Champions) wrapped up a few hours ago after four levels of play.

Erik Seidel, who is the owner of eight World Series of Poker bracelets, managed to finish Day 1 as the tournament chip leader (72,075 chips).

Johnny Chan (71,325) and Mike Matusow (70,575) finished just behind Seidel, while Barry Greenstein (56,775) and Joe Hachem (55,650) also managed to finish the day with very healthy chip stacks.

22 of the original 27 players who participated in this event managed to make it to Day 2. The players who busted on Day 1 were:

John Juanda
Barry Shulman
Greg Raymer
Sam Farha
Phil Ivey

Andrew Barton, who qualified for the Tournament of Champions by winning a seat through, finished the day with just 18,200 in chips.

Daniel Negreanu (36,125), Phil Hellmuth (21,825) and Doyle Brunson (10,200) all managed to make it through to Day 2 as well.

Erik Seidel was a busy man on Sunday, as he first played four hours in the Tournament of Champions event and then headed directly over to Day 3 of the $5k PLO Hi-Low Split-8 or Better event that got under way at 5 pm. There are currently nine players left in that event, and Seidel is sitting fifth in chips. With a victory in this event, Seidel would claim his ninth World Series of Poker bracelet, which would move him into a tie with Johnny Moss on the all-time bracelet list.

Day 2 of the 2010 World Series of Poker TOC will get under way at 12 pm on Monday, when another four levels will be played. After play concludes on Monday, the tournament will then be paused until July 4th, which is when the final table of this event will take place.

There is $1 million in total prize money up for grabs in this tournament. The eventual winner of the event will take home $500,000, while the runner-up will walk away with $250,000.


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