Event #8: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

Day 1b Complete, Turner Leading the Field

• Level 9: 300-600, 75 ante
Jon Turner, Chip Leader After Day 1b

It was another exciting day here in the Pavillion. 2,062 players started day 1b with dreams of a WSOP bracelet and in a bit of deja vu from yesterday we were left with only 312 at the end of the night. They will join the 312 survivors of day 1a tomorrow afternoon meaning we will start day 2 with a total of 624 players

Total registration for the event was 4,178, which is 167 players less than the number of participants this event got last year.

After spending most of the day flying under our radar, Jon Turner is our current chip leader with 99,200. Yesterday's chip leader, Albert Kim, had only 74,675.

Some big stacks at the end of 1b included Jason Koon with 73,075 and Eugene Kim 57,225.

Other notable players still in the field include:

Phil Collins - 45,875
Annette Obrestad - 38,100
Gavin Griffin - 38,050
Layne Flack - 37,575
Kathy Liebert - 26,550

Only 423 of the 624 remaining players will make the money.

Day 2 will begin tomorrow at 2:30pm in the Amazon room and we'll be here covering all the action so make sure to stick with us here at PokerNews!

Tags: Annette ObrestadEugene KimGavin GriffinJason KoonJon TurnerKathy LiebertLayne FlackPhil Collins