WPT World Championship Day 1b – Koon Leads

Stack of chips

Another 223 players opted to take a chance in the World Poker Tour World Championship last night with that number being reduced to 138 on Day 1b. That meant we have had a total of 328 registrations to more than double last years attendance of 146.

Leading the field at the end of Day 1b was Jason Koon after an impressive display saw him rack up a chip count of 252,800.

He leads a top ten that includes Justin Young and former November Niner Russell Thomas whilst further back in the field are some pretty impressive names such as Allen Kessler, Jared Jaffee, Will Failla, Loni Harwood, Men Nguyen, Andy Frankenberger, Chris Moorman and Scotty Nguyen.

Among the names that could not progress into Day 2 were Mohsin Charania, Kara Scott, Ryan Riess, Noah Schwartz and PokerStars Team Pro Eugene Katchalov.

The action continues with Day 2 today as both sets of survivors from the opening day flights get together for the first time. The prize pool information will also be available so we will be able to let you know how much the winner is going to be taking home from this event.

Join us tomorrow for the latest update on proceedings.

The Current Top Ten

1st) Jason Koon – 252,800

2nd) Athanasios Polychronopoulos – 223,100

3rd) Keith Lehr – 220,900

4th) Lee Markholt – 217,700

5th) Kevin Rabichow – 189,700

6th) Bart Dowling – 186,200

7th) Abe Korotki – 172,300

8th) Justin Young – 166,800

9th) Hans Winzeler – 157,900

10th) Russell Thomas – 154,000