6/29/10 – Event 49, the last of the $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em events (barring a Shootout still to come) started 12 noon Monday with a field of 2,543 players, generating a prize pool of $3,433,050, with $609,493 of that earmarked for the winner.
Another star-studded field was registered, including: Phil Hellmuth, Tom Dwan, Phil Ivey, Eric Baldwin, Chino Rheem and Vanessa Rousso – none of whom won through to the end of Day 1.
Aces who did manage to survive were Allen Kessler, Andy Bloch, Liv Boeree, David Pham and Roland De Wolfe.
315 survivors will gather again for the Day 2 start Tuesday, all with a chance at the money, which starts on position 270.
Leading the field is Guiseppe Zarbo on 156 500, comfortably ahead of Andrew Gillis (120 500) and Roberto Stamerra (120 100). Average chip stacks are 36 328.
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