WPT World Championship Day 1a – Volpe Leading

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The World Poker Tour World Championship last night kicked off with Day 1a of the event and saw 105 players converge onto the felt in order to make it into Day 2. Just 62 of those players could manage that feat and come the end of the night it was Paul Volpe that led them all with 215,300 chips.

He had an excellent day at the felt and will be very happy knowing that he is the chip leader. There are many big names chasing him down in the top ten though with the likes of Scott Seiver, Shannon Shorr and Jerry Wong all with good stacks going into Day 2 on Wednesday.

The day had to see the elimination of a large chunk of the field and there were some big names scattered among them. Day 1a witnessed the bust outs of Mohsin Charania, Dan Smith, Ryan Riess, Chris Moorman and PokerStars Team Pro Eugene Katchalov, though with each of them allowed to buy back in on Day 1b if they so choose. The tweets below would suggest that the majority of them will be, so it is not quite over for them just yet.

The action will once again kick off today at 11am ET where an expected larger field will try their very best to get a good start in this event. This is the last event of Season XII of the WPT, so each player will want to finish that season with as good a score as possible.

We will be following this event until completion so stay tuned with us if you wish to stay updated regularly.

The Current Top Ten

1st) Paul Volpe – 215,300

2nd) Jerry Wong – 198,000

3rd) Brandon Steven – 195,500

4th) Scott Seiver – 192,500

5th) Anthony Gregg – 190,600

6th) She Lok Wong – 177,200

7th) Jordan Siegel – 163,500

8th) Shannon Shorr – 151,600

9th) Tom Dobrilovic – 131,900

10th) Orson Young – 130,000