With the WSOPE now completed and out of the way, many of the players have decided to stay on in France to take part in this World Poker Tour Grand Prix De Paris. It brought in 79 players that played out for a solid five levels before there were just 58 of them now going into Day 2.
Todd Terry was the player that finished the day in the best position after amassing 110,750 chips throughout the first opening day flight. He heads a top ten that includes notables such as Freddy Deeb, Micah Raskin, Roger Hairabedian and David Hoffer, though further back in the field are many more notable names.
110750, 277 BBs, to end. #WPTParis
— Todd Terry (@toddbterry) October 25, 2013
Also through went Phil Laak, Shannon Shorr, Christina Lindley, Mike Watson and Mohsin Charania, each of them now having to wait for the outcome of Day 1b before returning to the action.
Turned it around and finished day 1A of #WPTParis with 38.2k from 30k starting stack.
— Mike Watson (@SirWatts) October 25, 2013
One player that already mentioned he would be staying behind in France to take part in the WPT was Phil Hellmuth but he might be regretting that decision right now.
— phil_hellmuth (@phil_hellmuth) October 24, 2013
— phil_hellmuth (@phil_hellmuth) October 25, 2013
Hellmuth wasn’t the only high profile elimination on Day 1a either as Marvin Rettenmaier, Matt Salsberg, Sorel Mizzi and John Juanda all headed for the rails on the opening day too. They all have a chance to re-buy back into the event on Day 1b though, so we do expect to see the majority back involved.
— matt salsberg (@msalsberg) October 25, 2013
The Current Top Ten
1st) Todd Terry – 110,750
2nd) Gilbert Diaz – 90,100
3rd) Jean-Noel Thorel – 90,050
4th Micah Raskin – 70,500
5th) Grzegorz Wyraz – 68,750
6th) Roger Hairabedian – 65,850
7th) David Hoffer – 58,975
8th) Freddy Deeb – 55,275
9th) David Peters – 55,225
10th) Jonathan Little – 55,000