Event #1: $565 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em
Event #1: $565 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em
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Stephen Gilbert Leads Final 51 in Event #1


In what has to be considered a calm before this weekend's Colossus storm, the 2015 WSOP kicked off at 12 p.m. Wednesday with the annual $565 Casino Employees' No-Limit Hold'em. The tournament drew 688 entries and played down to just 51 remaining after 15 40-minute levels of play. Taking the overnight lead was one Stephen Gilbert, who barely outpaced most-of-the-day chip leader Blake Robbins.

In all, a $344,000 prizepool was created that saw the top 72 spots get paid. The remaining players are all in the money now with $75,704 and the first WSOP bracelet of the summer awaiting the winner.

Plans are to play down to a champion on Day 2 of the event beginning at 1 p.m. local time Thursday. Here's how the top 10 stand right now:

1Stephen Gilbert236,500
2Blake Robbins233,000
3Greg Seiden180,000
4Michael Kahn173,500
5Gary Kochalka145,000
6Martin Butler127,000
7Jesse Kertland118,500
8Nghia Nguyen110,500
9Doi Huynh104,500
10Chris Jones103,500

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Event #1: $565 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em
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