Among the early-departed on Day 1a is also one of the King's regular Thomas Traboulsi. The German usually plays under a nickname, but for this event that won't be any good with all real names being revealed. His chips went to table neighbor Petr Hucik, who now enjoys double the starting stack.
Also out: Nick Korts. He tried to bluff with the for a busted gutshot and was looked up by an opponent with for top pair and top kicker.