Day 1B of WPT World Championship Sees 223 Entries; Jason Koon Leads Field to Day 2

Day 1B at the WPT World Championship. sponsored by partypoker, has ended in Atlantic City with a total of 138 players remaining from the 223 players that entered yesterday. Combining the field from Day 1A with the entries from Day 1B, the overall field size was set at 328 players, which is a large gain…

Matt Clark
Apr 23, 2014

Day 1B at the WPT World Championship. sponsored by partypoker, has ended in Atlantic City with a total of 138 players remaining from the 223 players that entered yesterday. Combining the field from Day 1A with the entries from Day 1B, the overall field size was set at 328 players, which is a large gain over last year’s attendance of 146 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas and enough to meet the $5 million guarantee. The official prize pool has not been released yet, but that information should be available at some point before play starts today.

The chip leader at the end of play is WPT Season XI One to Watch Jason Koon with 252,800 while other top stacks were bagged up by Athanasios Polychronopoulos (223,100), Keith Lehr (220,900), Lee Markholt (217,700), and Kevin Rabichow (189,700).

Los notables que no se unirán al campo de regreso de 200 jugadores para el Día 2 son Noah Schwartz, Mike Linster, Mohsin Charania, Zo Karim, Tony Ruberto, Scott Clements, Vinny Pahuja, Ryan Riess, Shawn Cunix, Eugene Katchalov, Guillaume Darcourt, Amanda Musumeci, Kara Scott, Dan Smith, Kyle Julius, Raj Vohra, James Calderaro, Isaac Baron y Mike Matusow.

Tune back in later today, Noon ET, and follow along as the WPT Live Updates crew brings you chip counts, photos, and videos from Day 2 of the WPT World Championship, sponsored by partypoker, at the Borgata Hotel and Casino.