PCA 2015: Seiver sails to Day 1 lead as High Rollers break record
This is one of those nights we'll just let a player write the lede for our story.
If you say poker is dead, come have a look at this PCA 25k.— Jason Koon (@JasonKoon) January 13, 2015
Yes. What Jason Koon said.
The $25,000 PCA High Roller event kicked off today around the time somebody opened the floodgates. Since everybody had a chance to fire a second bullet, things escalated sort of quickly. By the end of the night there were more than 250 entries, and registration still isn't closed.
We don't know how many people will come back for tomorrow, but of the 100+ players remaining in the event, Scott Seiver leads the field with a whopping 307,700 in chips. He'll be coming back to 1,000/2,000 blinds. Not too far off the chase are Oleksii Khoroshenin (272,000), Niall Farrell (271,100), and Georgios Sotiropoulos (262,000).
Team PokerStars Pro opened its stable doors for one last try at a big title at the 2015 PCA. Andre Akkari leads them all with 258,000. Daniel Negreanu bagged up 153,300 after firing two bullets. Jason Mercier sits aound around 153,000 as well. Jake Cody will come back tomorrow with 125,000.
ElkY played for two bullets and both misfired. Vanessa Selbst said she was finished and headed off to study for the bar exam (she's sitting for it in six weeks).
But as for who is out for sure and who might be back tomorrow, we'll have to wait and see, as registration for entires and re-entries doesn't officially close until the start of play on Day 2. Because, you know, who doesn't want to spend $25,000 for 25 big blinds and a dream?
Play will resume here at noon on Tuesday and we'll be back with full coverage. For full chip counts, see the live updates feed at the top of this page.
See you in a few hours!
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Brad Willis is the PokerStars Head of Blogging