The first stop of the California Swing continued on Monday at the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles. The World Poker Tour (WPT) makes three stops in the state of California. Players are taking their shot in the $10,000 Main Event at the L.A. Poker Classic before moving on to WPT stops in San Jose and Sacramento.
Day 1 of WPT LAPC saw 337 players buy in to the prestigious event, and registration remained open for the first two levels of Day 2. By the time the window of opportunity closed on Sunday, 538 total entries had created a prizepool of $5,164,800 with the winner expecting $1,000,460 and a $15,400 WPT World Championship seat.
When play ended for the day, 120 players remained and none had more chips than Brent Hart's stack of 487,900.
There were plenty of Canadian contenders who returned for Day 2, and several continue to Day 3. The biggest stack of them all belongs to the one and only Daniel Negreanu who bagged up 185,200. He will be joined on Tuesday by fellow Canadians Jason Mann (170,300), Kyle Johnson (153,500), Mike Leah (135,000), Greg Mueller (121,800), Paul Klann (118,500), Shawn Buchanan (110,800), and Dan Idema (42,100). Matt Salsberg's and Erik Cajelais' tournament came to an end on Day 2.
Check back with PokerNews Canada for end-of-day updates on our Canadian players. The money bubble should burst on Monday's Day 3 and play resumes at noon PT.
Details courtesy of the WPT Live Blog.