ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – The World Series of Poker Circuit Main Event at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City began today with 352 players each putting up the $1,650 buy-in, for a total prize pool of $512,160. 71 players survived the first 16 levels of day one play with Tam Ly sitting atop of the chip leader board with 287,600 chips.
This year’s Circuit Main Event at Harrah’s AC attracted a roster of top-brass poker talent including Amnon Filippi, Matt Glantz, Dwyte Pilgrim, Chris Bell, Paul Darden and Matt Brady among others.
Many of the event’s marquee players were eliminated before the day was over, however, including Pilgrim who was eliminated in the final hand of the night.
You can view live updates of the action as it happens by clicking here.
Day two play resumes tomorrow at 12:00 pm EST with the remaining players still in the hunt for $117,797 first place prize money, the diamond-encrusted WSOP Circuit Main Event championship ring and an automatic seat into the season culminating, WSOP Circuit $1,000,000 freeroll national championship event to be held at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
The seventh of the 2010/2011 WSOPC season, the Circuit Events at Harrah’s Atlantic City have been a success so far midway through its duration. Much of this year’s success at Harrah’s AC and at the previous six events so far this year can be attributed to the revamped format of the WSOPC, which includes standardized, optimized structures, the introduction of four, televised regional championships and the season-ending, WSOPC national championship. This year’s opening event at Harrah’s AC attracted 1,250 players, an attendance record for the resort property.
See the complete Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City Circuit schedule and previous results here. The WSOP Circuit at Harrah’s runs through December 22nd. You can find the complete 2010/2011WSOP CIRCUIT SCHEDULE here.
Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City
777 Harrah’s Blvd
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
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