Emery Leading After Day 1 of WSOP Employees Event
WSOP fever is here and here to stay for the next six weeks after the 2014 edition of the World Series of Poker sprung into life yesterday. Things kicked off with two events but we are going to look at the very first of them.
Every year the World Series of Poker starts of proceedings by letting those that will be working at the events, have a bit of fun before everyone else. They get the chance at some life changing money, a stunning World Series of Poker bracelet and of course the bragging rights over each of their colleagues.
This event started up yesterday with Day 1 of the event seeing a total of 876 entrants take to the felt and after a long session that lasted eleven levels. Once the day had come to end there were just 51 of those players that would be coming back for Day 2.
The player that will start that day with the most chips is Corey Emery. He managed to accrue a solid total of 164,900, meaning he is the man to stop tomorrow for the remaining players. Emery works as a full time poker dealer and is at the WSOP to do just that. Dealers do earn decent money for what they do but winning more than $80k in a tournament is the sort of money that can really make a difference to a person’s life.
Other players that have built up enough chips to come back for Day 2 are Peter Alba, Aaron Henderson whilst last year’s winner Chad Holloway was eliminated in the fifth level.
The action will start again tomorrow at lunchtime and will see those 5` players do battle once more until there is just one player left standing. Which player that will be, nobody can be sure, which is why you will just have to wait and see.
The Current Leaders
1.) Corey Emery —164,900
2.) Jay Graunstadt — 125,000
3.) Aaron Henderson —115,700
4.) Peter Alba — 105,000
5.) David Luttbeg — 87,700
6.) Sergio Trevino — 87,400
7.) Cory Rodvik — 85,000
8.) Cameron Tullis — 83,200
9.) Ray Kluever — 75,000
10.) Brian Wong — 72,500
The Top Five Payouts In The Event
1st Place – $82,835
2nd Place – $51,037
3rd Place – $33,073
4th Place – $24,203
5th Place – $17,975
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