6/27/10 – Please note that beginning today we are running a 2011 WSOP early qualifier. Yes it says 2011. View all the info here. 

Event 47, another of the popular $1,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em competitions started off Day 1a Saturday afternoon with 1 759 players and completed the day down to 310 hopefuls, who will combine Monday with the survivors of Day 1b.
 
Justin Brickner has a comfortable lead on 86,000, ahead of Antonio Esfandiari on 35,000, Chau Giang, Michael Mizrachi, Tom Dwan, Jerry Yang, Chris Ferguson, Billy Baxter, Dennis Phillips and Bernard Lee all failed to survive the day.
 
Among the survivors going into Day 2 Monday will be Antonio Esfandiari, Matt Glantz and Scott Montgomery.
 
Also starting Saturday afternoon was event 48, a $2,500 buy-in Mixed competition in which 453 players entered.
 
By late Saturday night, when the chips were bagged after 8 hours of play, there were 192 players  at level 8 with Jared Jaffe just ahead of Justin Smith in chip counts.
 
It could be another long road to a final table with a field that still contains experienced and talented players like Daniel Negreanu, Mike Matusow, Jennifer Harman, Alex Kravchenko, Michael Mizrachi, Bill Chen, Justin Bonomo, Chris Ferguson and Andrew Robl.
 
Players return to the felt late Sunday afternoon Vegas time.

Also See :

2010 WSOP News : Now Live. All events covered. Live news listings for the 2010 World Series of Poker, Direct from the Rio in Las Vegas. 2010 World Series of Poker updates. See only WSOP news.

2010 World Series of poker schedule. Find out what events are taking place. Schedule includes dates and times for the 57 events in the 2010 world series of poker

2010 World Series of Poker Satellites – Listing of online poker sites that are currently running 2010 World series of Poker qualifiers, freerolls and satellites