Today marked a record-setting number of entrants for the Seniors Championship, with exactly 3,752 seniors packing into both the Pavilion and Amazon Room. Similar to last year, the event had such a large player pool that it actually interfered with starting times of other tournaments, including the Event #31: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha, which was delayed by a little over an hour.
By the end of the day, we dwindled down to just 529 players. Just a handful of "notables" remain, including Susie Isaacs (26,500), Shirley Williams (10,300) and Paul Magriel (56,100).
Big names who busted early include Amarillo Slim, Dennis Phillips, Lon McEachern, T.J. Cloutier, Berry Johnston, Tony Ma and Charles "Woody" Moore. Harold Angle also busted, which means we will crown a new champion this year.
It appears our current chip leader going into day two is John Bovin, who managed to amass a commanding 113,000 in chips. Other big stacks include Charlie Sewell (74,800) and Rick Mombourquette (66,700).
Be sure to join us at here at PokerNews tomorrow at 2:30 PDT as we approach the money bubble and make our way toward the final table!