Also still in at the end of Day 1a is last year’s winner, Nam Le, who’s well behind Williams at 45,000 in chips. Other notables still in include Sean McCabe (116,600), JC Tran (105k), Bill Edler (78k), Joe Sebok (76,500), Scotty Nguyen (69,500) and Allen Cunningham (66k) while Phil Hellmuth, Gavin Smith, Cyndy Violette and Josh “Good to Have You Back” Arieh were all sent packing.
The bounty-style WPT tournament dishes out $5k rewards to non-name players who knock out big-name players while also doling out $10k bonuses each to the Day 1a and Day 1b chipleaders.
Day 1b action just got underway and among the players still in are a bunch of big-name and no-name players you know and don’t know. Early prediction is that Huck Seed makes the final table because it’s gotta happen again sooner or later.