Yesterday, 2014 World Series of Poker Event #9: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em attracted 1,940 players, but after 14 hours of play just 161 advanced to Day 2 and remain in contention for the $323,125 first-place prize.
Among those returning to action today are chip leader Adam Geyer (177,500); reigning World Poker Tour champ Keven Stammen (94,800); WSOP bracelet winner Mark Radoja (72,700); online star Thiago "XTheDecanoX" Nishijima (63,900); the dapper Tony Dunst (51,200); the reigning WSOP National Champion Dominik Nitsche (35,300); holder for most rings on the WSOP Circuit, Alex Masek (29,200); and Kyle Cartwright (25,500), who won a $1,000 buy-in no-limit hold'em event a few days ago for his first bracelet.
Cards will be in the air at 1 p.m. local time, which is about an hour from now. The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be on hand as the field looks to play down to a final table, or at least close to it. While you wait for action to reconvene, check out this video featuring do-it-yourself safety and stocks by Faraz Jaka, who will return today with a stack of 62,000.