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WPT World Championship Day 1 – Failla Takes Early Lead

Poker chipsThe final event on the World Poker Tour got underway last night with Day 1 of the WPT World Championship attracting a field of 113 players. The stubborn field only saw twenty of those players eliminated, though those twenty have a single re-buy option for Day 2 if they so wish to use it.

By the time the five ninety minute levels were completed it was Will Failla who stood at the top of the chip counts, though he has a very strong chasing pack coming up behind him with the likes of Jake Cody and Marvin Rettenmaier amongst them.

He sits on 276,000 chips which gives him a slight edge on Jonathan Kamhazi in second place with 273,300. In fact the whole top ten is fairly evenly stacked, meaning the action is expected to be intense on Day 2.

The British pro Jake Cody was the man that led the field for most of the day, though he did get caught up at the end and passed by a number of players. He is still in a very strong position though and will be confident of pushing on during Day 2.

Further back are some more big names in poker with Dominik Nitsche, Daniel Negreanu, Antonio Esfandiari, Matt Gianetti, Dan Shak, Erik Lindgren, Andy Frankenberger, Joe Serock and Matt Salsberg all doing enough to see Day 2 later today.

Day 2 will start up again at 12pm local time in Las Vegas and registration for the event will remain open right up until the eighth level.

The Current Top Ten!

Will Failla – 276,000

Jonathan Kamhazi – 273,300

Mike Linster – 269,000

Jeffrey Ishbia – 255,000

Cliff Josephy – 250,800

Jake Cody – 250,000

John Hennigan – 225,500

Arkadiy Tsinis – 222,100

Marvin Rettenmaier – 222,000

Amir Babakhani – 217,200

Make sure you follow us as we follow this event right the way through until it is completed, as this is the final remaining stop on the World Poker Tour meaning we will then have to wait until the end of the WSOP to witness the start of the new season.

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