Sunday, January 29, 2023 12:10 PM Local Time (about 5 minutes ago)
Robert Staggs open-jammed for his last 18,000 from middle position and David Knuckles looked him up from the small blind.
Staggs didn't like seeing he was dominated and for good reason, as the runout ended his Main Event.
David Knuckles - 200,000
Robet Stagg - Eliminated
Sunday, January 29, 2023 10:30 AM Local Time (about 1 hour and 45 minutes ago)
The three starting flights for the Main Event are in the books at Horseshoe Tunica and the time has arrived for the fields to combine under one roof.
The $1,700 Main Event tallied 642 total entries and generated a $972,630 prize pool.
Through the first three flights, 63 players were able to find a Day 2 birth, and those players will return to action today with their sights set on making it to Day 3.
Top 10 Stacks After Day 1 Flights
1) Tyler Phillips - 867,000
2) Russell Sullivan - 799,000
3) Max Le - 664,000
4) Daniel Johnson - 624,000
5) Preston McEwen - 618,000
6) Steven Mc Kuin - 582,000
7) Satarl Sadoun - 520,000
8) Hunter Cichy - 493,000
9) Cody Stanford - 483,000
10) Roongsak Griffeth - 465,000
There are still plenty of formidable contenders still left in the field outside the top 10 which include; four-time ring winner John Gallaher (381,000), seven-time ring winner Max Young (374,000), Andrew Ostapchenko (362,000), ring winner Walker Miskelly (344,000), three-time ring winner Matt Higgins (288,000), Elanit Hasas (248,000), and bracelet winner Brett Apter (227,000) will try and make their way up the mountain hoping to make it to the final day.
Play will begin at noon local time with blinds picking back up at level 15 with 10:20 remining, where blinds are 3,000/5,000/5,000.
The plan for the day is to play through ten levels with 15-minute breaks between every two.
A 60-minute dinner break will take place at after six hours of play and all remaining by night's end will bag up for the final day.
All survivors of Day 2 will come back for Day 3 on Monday at noon local time and will play down to an eventual champion.
There will be 63 players returning for Day 2 action with each locking up a $3,558, min-cash already, but all eyes will be on the $183,653 first-place prize that the eventual champion will be taking home, along with a shiny new gold ring.
A list of Day 2 payouts can be found here.
Follow along with the WSOP.com live reporting team throughout the rest of the Main Event!