Day 1B

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PCA 2014: Shankar Pillai leads on Day 1B as field pushes past 1,000 players

Keir Mackay

Poker players are made of sturdy stuff, and if the PCA 2014 Main Event has proven anything it's that not even a polar vortex can stop them hunting for a seven-figure pay day. As wind and rain slap North America, causing travel pains for many hoping to join the action this week, 710 players still crammed themselves into the Imperial Ballroom for Day 1B. Such brave efforts deserve reward. How does $10 million in prize money sound? The field has pushed past the 1,000 mark, meaning this year's PCA has grown since last year -- a rarity for $10,000 events in today's poker economy -- and the number could keep rising...