Event 1: Will Manzueta Leads the Field at the Break with 2.35 Million; Barry Abramowitz Has Spun Up 36K to 1.52 Million

$400 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining:  153 of 6,253

Will Manzueta
Will Manzueta

The players have returned from break to begin Level 24, with increased blinds of 15,000-30,000 with a 30,000 ante.

A scan of the field during the break turned up four players with at least two million in chips, creating an unofficial leaderboard:

1.  Will Manzueta  –  2,350,000  (78 bb)
2.  Mohammed Kabir  –  2,190,000  (73 bb)
3.  John Binns  –  2,125,000  (71 bb)
4.  Carlos Bolanos  –  2,115,000  (71 bb)

Barry Abramowitz
Barry Abramowitz

We’ve also found Barry Abramowitz sitting on a stack of 1.52 million, which is particularly impressive because he started the day with just 36,000 in chips — six big blinds.

Abramowitz tells us that he scored two quick double-ups early in the day, worked his way up to about 500,000, and then knocked out players in back-to-back hands when he woke up with pocket queens and then pocket kings. And now he is sitting pretty among the big stacks.

Barry Abramowitz  –  1,520,000  (51 bb)

With 153 players remaining from a field of 6,253, the average chip stack is around 815,000 (27 big blinds), and the remaining players are guaranteed at least $1,650 each. The next pay jump is $1,860 for 144th place.