Event #9: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

Day 1 of Event #9: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Done and Dusted

• Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Adam Geyer topped the counts after Day 1 of Event #9 with a huge lead over the field

After a grueling day on the felt which spanned 14 hours of play, Event #9 of the 2014 World Series of Poker has come to a close. In the end a total of 1,940 entrants were recorded, and when it was all said and done just 161 players remained in contention for the gold bracelet - and $323,125 in prize money.

With the "Millionaire Maker" event captivating the poker world's attention yesterday by drawing an astounding field which nearly reached 8,000 runners, many of those who busted in there took a second shot here today. The field was littered with big name pros and recognizable names, and by the time chips were bagged and tagged a who's who of the game's best players were among the survivors.

Along the way players like Greg Merson, Mukul Pahuja, Joe Serock, Scott Clements, Blake Bohn, Ryan D'Angelo, D.J. MacKinnon, Joe McKeehen, Amanda Baker, Rex Clinkscales, and Russell Crane all came and went, with each falling short of the money.

The group of pros who did manage to earn at least a min-cash include Adam Geyer (177,500), Chris Hunichen (99,000), Vinny Pahuja (93,200), Faraz Jaka (62,000), Mark Radoja (72,700), Roland Israelashvili (54,100), and Daniel Buzgon (57,000).

Check back in with PokerNews tomorrow at 1 p.m. local time to continue following the action, as the remaining 161 players reconvene to continue their pursuit of WSOP glory.

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