Event #1: $565 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em
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Chris Gallagher Leads at the End of Event #1: $565 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'Em

• Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Chris Gallagher

After an action-packed day in Event #1: $565 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'Em, play has finally concluded with just 11 players remaining. Chris Gallagher will head into Day 2 as a slight chip leader with 519,000. This will be the first time Gallagher has cashed in a WSOP event, and he now looks to wrap up the title tomorrow. Chris Solomon isn't far behind, sitting with 513,000, and Jermel Stephens rounds out the top three with 418,000.

There were a total of 651 entries at the conclusion of registration which made up a prizepool of $325,500. They were all vying for the first place prize of $68,817 but only 11 remain with the hopes of capturing the first WSOP bracelet of 2017.

Play started off quickly with the first elimination coming in the first couple of hands, and that set the pace for the entire day. Players continued to drop quickly and often and Victor Kim burst the money bubble before the dinner break. Celebrations began as the remaining 98 players knew they were guaranteed to take home a minimum cash prize of $834.

Some notables that were in the field at the start of play but failed to reach the money included Kenny Hallaert, David Tuchman, Erica Lindgren, Dana Castaneda, Jesse Capps, and Molly Anne Mossey. Others that finished in the money are 2015 WSOP Casino Employees Event champion Brandon Barnette (20th place - $1,874), Christian Percevecz (37th place - $1,351), Christopher Womack (47th place - $1,182), and Kenji Ikeda (85th place - $856).

The remaining 11 players that return tomorrow will play until one more elimination takes place, and then redraw for the unofficial final table of ten. Blinds will begin at 6000/12000 with 2000 ante and be 60-minute levels. Play will conclude once a champion is crowned and a WSOP bracelet will be handed out.

Here is a look at how they stack up heading into Day 2:

Tournament RoomTablesSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Miranda6002Alex CordovaUnited States348,00029
Miranda6003Chris SolomonUnited States513,00043
Miranda6004Nathan BolingerUnited States77,0006
Miranda6005Bryan HollisUnited States290,00024
Miranda6006Adem ArbuckleUnited States243,00020
Miranda6008Victor KimUnited States323,00027
       
Miranda6011Haviv BaharUnited States145,00012
Miranda6012Vincent RussellUnited Kingdom216,00018
Miranda6013Chris GallagherUnited States519,00043
Miranda6014Josh ClantonUnited States172,00014
Miranda6016Jermel StephensUnited States418,00035
Spieler Chips Fortschritt
Chris Gallagher US
Chris Gallagher
US 519,000 124,000
Chris Solomon US
Chris Solomon
US 513,000 263,000
Jermel Stephens US
Jermel Stephens
US 418,000 58,000
Alex Cordova us
Alex Cordova
us 348,000 -12,000
Victor Kim US
Victor Kim
US 323,000 -97,000
Bryan Hollis us
Bryan Hollis
us 290,000 28,000
Adem Arbuckle US
Adem Arbuckle
US 243,000 9,000
Vincent Russell gb
Vincent Russell
gb 216,000 -4,000
Josh Clanton US
Josh Clanton
US 172,000 -8,000
Haviv Bahar US
Haviv Bahar
US 145,000 -55,000
Nathan Bolinger US
Nathan Bolinger
US 77,000 -36,000

Tags: Brandon BarnetteChris GallagherChris SolomonDana CastanedaDavid TuchmanJermel StephensJesse CappsKenny HallaertMolly MosseyVictor Kim