Black Hawk, Colo. (March 23, 2013) — The $1,675 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event at The Lodge Casino began yesterday with the first two of three starting flights. Day 1 action continued today with the third and final start day and as of about 8 p.m. Day 1 is officially in the books.

The event drew 407 entrants thus far, but registration remains open until the start of play tomorrow. A total of 133 players advanced to Day 2 and Ross LeCavalier set himself apart from the field amassing 211,700 chips. The next closest stack belongs to Ki-J Nam with 150,300.

The championship event at The Lodge Casino attracted some of the finest names the WSOP Circuit has to offer. David Nicholson, Kurt Jewell, La Sengphet, Justin Gardenhire, Chris Conrad, Allen Kessler, Ray Henson, Jeff Fielder, Aaron and Ralph Massey as well as WSOP gold bracelet champions Carter Phillips, Mitch Schock, Chris Tryba and David "ODB" Baker were among the notables to test their skills in Colorado.

Of those, Ralph Massey (128,500), Schock (116,300), Baker (89,800), Gardenhire (68,400), Aaron Massey (37,300), Kessler (34,800), Nicholson (23,800) and Henson (23,700) remain.

One other notable stack making it to Day 2 is Michael Sanders. Sanders won his first ring yesterday in Event 9 and late registered for Flight 1B almost as soon as the final river card hit the felt. He came up dry, but bagged 19,800 in today's Day 1C.

Day 2 begins Sunday at 11 a.m. with blinds of 700/1,400 with a 200 ante. Play will last through level 25 before bagging for a third and final day of play Monday. Dinner break occurs after level 19.

The final table of the championship event will be streamed on ESPN3 featuring hole cards and commentary by WSOP Circuit host Bernard Lee and player guest.

Full prize pool information will be made available tomorrow morning after registration closes.

The Main Event champion receives automatic entry into the WSOP National Championship Presented by Southern Comfort 100 Proof to take place in New Orleans May 22-24 as well as a WSOP Circuit gold ring.

Top 10 Day 2 chip counts:

1: Ross LeCavalier - 211,700
2: Ki-J Name - 150,300
3: Derrick Yamada - 149,600
4: Even Ross - 141,000
5: Matt Zoorob - 138,100
6: Bruce Carter - 138,000
7: Mstr Lynch - 137,800
8: Ralph Massey - 128,500
9: Jonathan Seelbach - 125,800
10: James Faircloth - 122,600

Full Day 2 chip counts available on