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WSOP Event #54 Day 1 – Hunter On The Prowl

WSOP Employees' EventWe are now into the last week of events at the World Series of Poker, that is if you discount the Main Event starting on Saturday, so this represents the last few chances for players to bring home a coveted WSOP gold bracelet.

Event #54 was started today with the $1k No-Limit Hold’em tournament bringing in one of the largest fields in the event so far with 2,883 players taking to their seats. However after eleven solid levels that field had not only been reduced to just 239 players, but each of them had already secured a payday of some kind.

It’s Barry Hunter who is currently leading the chip counts after amassing a solid stack of 211,000 during Day 1. That gives him a good early lead over his rivals but with two days left to go he still has it all to do.

Others in and amongst the top ten include Jesse Sylvia, Matt Salsberg, Duy Ho and Matt Weber, with each of them hoping that they can keep themselves at this end of the chip counts throughout the remainder of the event.


Of those that fell out of the event on the first day were Olivier Busquet, Randy Lew, Matt Marafioti, Jonathan Aguiar, Greg Raymer, Victoria Coren and Matt Affleck amongst thousands of others. Time is running out for the majority of those players too if they want a bracelet.


The Current Top Ten!

Barry Hunter – 211,000

Marcus Aurelius – 150,800

Ørjan Skommo – 125,200

Warwick Mirzikinian – 111,700

Fergal Nealon – 93,000

Jesse Sylvia – 83,000

Raffi Soualian – 72,500

Duy Ho – 68,300

Matt Salsberg – 67,700

Matt Weber – 66,400

Come back again tomorrow as we bring you everything that happened on Day 2 of this monster event, until then why not check out what the top ten will take home at the end of the event.

The Top Payouts!

1st – $454,207

2nd – $281,991

3rd – $198,883

4th – $143,642

5th – $105,007

6th – $77,685

7th – $58,147

8th – $44,032

9th – $33,731

10th – $26,128

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