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Poker Event 2017 World Series

Written By: Samantha A. | May 30, 2017 | Posted In Poker News

Poker player Chris Gellagher is in the lead as event #1 comes to an end.

After a day that was action packed event #1 if the $565 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold’em has come to an end with only eleven poker players remaining.  Chris Gellagher will be heading into day 2 with a slight lead in chips.  This is the very first time Chris has cashed in on a WSOP event.  He is now hoping to bring in the title in tomorrow’s event.

Chris Gellagher is not that far behind, and not far behind him comes Jermel Stephens.  In total there were 651 entries when the registration period ended that made the prize pool of $325,500.00.  All of the entries were hoping to place 1st and take home the prize of $68,817.00, but only 11 players remain with the hope to bring home the WSOP bracelet of 2017.

First Day of Play

The action started right from the beginning as the very first elimination came within the first couple of hands, and that set off the action for the rest of the day.  Poker players continued to drop like flies and Victor Kim burst the money bubble before the dinner bell rang.

The remaining poker players that will be returning will play on until one more is eliminated, and then a redraw for the final table of ten. The action will continue until a champion is crowned and the WSOP bracelet will be given. 

Here is a quick look at how the players stack up at the end of day one, heading into day 2 of this event:

First place is player Chris Gellagher from the US.

Second place is player Chris Solomon from the US.

Third place is player Jermel Stephens from the US.

Fourth place is player Alex Cordova from the US.

Fifth place is player Victor Kim from the US.

Sixth place is player Bryan Hollis from the US.

Seventh place is player Adem Arbuckle from the US.

Eighth place is player Vincent Russell from Great Britain.

Ninth place is player josh Claton from the US.

Tenth place is player Haviv Bahar from the US.

Eleventh place is player Nathan Bolinger from the US.

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