Steve Billirakis ended Day 1D as chip leader, stacked at 187,150. Plenty of notables survived and thrived, including Archie Karas, with 137,775. You may remember Archie from the above vid. If Karas holds strong and manages to take the top prize of $8.9M, then he’ll be about a quarter of the way to where he was after his craps run at Binion’s in the early ’90’s.
Other notables remaining include David Benyamine (130,800), Aaron Kanter (116,000), Vanessa Rousso, a woman, who went to Duke (111,050), Josh Arieh (103,650), Jason Mercier (90,525), Frank Kassela (87,000), Dan Heimiller, a ginger (86,550), and Phil Ivey (27,875).
Among the departed include John Juanda (KO’d by FOWCP Jason Calacanis), Allen “Chainsaw” Kessler, and “Salty” Joe Hachem.
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