Day 1A of the partypoker Presents: WPT500 at ARIA Resort & Casino attracted 433 entrants, and as scheduled, played down to the final 5% of the field before finishing for the day.

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Scott Montgomery finished as the chipleader with 767,000. Here’s the full list of 22 survivors, who will return on Wednesday for Day 2:

1.  Scott Montgomery  –  767,000
2.  Pouya Tavalldoi  –  736,000
3.  Todd Hoopfer  –  494,000
4.  Israel Banadera  –  459,000
5.  Yehonathan Levy  –  420,000
6.  Jonas Ten Cate  –  370,000
7.  Brian Benhamou  –  327,000
8.  Dung Nguyen  –  294,000
9.  Andrew Badecker  –  288,000
10.  Mike Leah  –  287,000
11.  Elie Payan  –  269,000
12.  David Tuthill  –  245,000
13.  Carson Ha  –  224,000
14.  Rob Fenner  –  198,000
15.  Jorge Lay  –  190,000
16.  Jackie Saltzman  –  187,000
17.  Yorane Kerignard  –  172,000
18.  Tom Dobrilovic  –  139,000
19.  Alessio Fratti  –  127,000
20.  Gregory Katayama  –  103,000
21.  Mike Sexton  –  102,000
22.  Jean Manzinali  –  94,000

Day 1A reached the final 5% of the field (in this case, 22 players) with 35:49 left in Level 20, with the blinds at 5,000-10,000 with a 1,000 ante. That is the highest the blinds will resume on Day 2, though they will be lower if one of the other starting fields finishes earlier in the blind structure.

One of the unique aspects of this event is the fact that you can reach the money on Day 1 (the final 12% get paid), bust out before the end of the day, and then re-enter on another Day 1 to potentially cash again or hopefully advance to Day 2.

Here is the list of players who finished in the money on Day 1A, but didn’t survive to Day 2:

23rd:  Unknown  –  $1,250
24th:  Jon Lopez  –  $1,250
25th:  Charles Spruck  –  $1,250
26th:  Mark Kirkpatrick  –  $1,250

27th:  Koray Aldemir  –  $1,000
28th:  Glen Black  –  $1,000
29th:  Christian Moller  –  $1,000
30th:  Shawn Silber  –  $1,000
31st:  Jay Johnson  –  $1,000
32nd:  Stanislov Smeljou  –  $1,000
33rd:  Russell Campenella  –  $1,000
34th:  Paul Cross  –  $1,000
35th:  John Berreman  –  $1,000
36th:  Ron Tantlinger  –  $1,000
37th:  Randi Ghrist  –  $1,000
38th:  Elizabeth Montizanti  –  $1,000
39th:  Chad Auerbuch  –  $1,000

40th:  Robert Begni  –  $750
41st:  Ricardo Alvarado  –  $750
42nd:  Kara Scott  –  $750
43rd:  Piotr Dunzinski  –  $750
44th:  Marcus Berg  –  $750
45th:  Cary Fisher  –  $750
46th:  Sam Sheperd III  –  $750
47th:  James McKeon  –  $750
48th:  Alex Zeligmen  –  $750
49th:  Joseph Courtney  –  $750
50th:  Robert Goulding  –  $750
51st:  Cynthia Kassis  –  $750
52nd:  Pierre Canali  –  $750

Players can cash multiple times, and even re-enter if they have already survived to Day 2. Any player who makes Day 2 more than once will retain their largest stack, forfeiting any shorter stacks.

– Courtesy of WPTLive

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