A total of 666 entered Day 1 of the 2011 WPT LAPC Main Event. Registration remains open for a portion of Day 2, and while it’s unlikely the field will top last year’s 745 (and $1.7M+ top prize), first place should still end up earning over a milli.
The chip leader at the end of play was Mike Baxter with 125,400. He’s followed by Ronnie Ebanks (121,575) and a guy whose name looks like we just vomited over our keyboard, Arkadiy Stekoeshchikov (111,000).
Also among the big stacks was Jason Mercier (106,625), who also claimed the RISE Clothing Player of the Day (watch vid here). Other notable bigs include Gavin Griffin (96,750), Joseph Cheong (81,000), Layne Flack (80,000), Blair Hinkle (75,000), Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi (68,525), and Jonathan Little (65,725).
Ofir Mor has 40,000.