2016 WSOP Main Event Day 1a: Ryan MacKinnon Leads Canadians

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  • The 2016 #WSOPMainEvent has begun! Ryan MacKinnon leads the Canadian contingent after Day 1a.

The 2016 World Series of Poker (WSOP) resumed on July 9 at the Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel and Casino with Day 1a of the $10,000 Main Event.

Ryan MacKinnon Top Canadian Out of 567 Survivors

The first starting flight of the 2016 WSOP Main Event filled the tables at the Rio on Saturday with 764 players putting down $10,000 to take a shot at poker’s most important tournament of the year.

Play kicked off at 11 a.m. and continued for five two-hour levels before play paused for the night. At that time, 567 players still had chips to bag for Day 2a on Tuesday.

Counting out the largest stack of them all was Californian Gary Sewell with 312,500 chips and only one other player passed the 300,000 mark. Arizona’s Alvaro Lopez bagged 306,200.

With the 24th-best stack and the best for Canada was New Brunswick’s Ryan MacKinnon with 143,400.

Guillaume Nolet (108,800), Andrew Yip (106,700), Marc-Etienne McLaughlin (57,100), and Owen Crowe (55,000) were just some of the Canadians who had a successful Day 1a and will return on Tuesday.

What to Watch For Tomorrow

Day 1b will offer players the second of three chances to play in this prestigious $10,000 tournament. Action will get started at 11 a.m. and will continue through five two-hour levels before those remaining will bag chips for Day 2b.

Check back with PokerNews Canada tomorrow for an update on the WSOP Main Event. Good luck to the Canadians in the field!

Details courtesy of the WSOP Live Updates.

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