The tournament has a slightly different format than year’s past. It’s a $3,500 buy-in event on Day 1A, but it also allows a $3,700 re-entry on Day 1B.
A total of 322 entered the aforementioned Day 1A, with 148 surviving. Matt Berkey ended play as big stack with 248,500. He’s followed by former November Niner Soi Nguyen with 215,200.
Some other notable bigs include Maria Ho, a woman (99,900) and the man the myth the legend, Black Phil Ivey, Big Sldick, the one and only Dwyte Pilgrim (92,000).
Get full chip counts here.
An interview with chip leader Matt Berkey done by new Live Updates hostess Jess Welman above.