Day 1a of WSOP Main Event sees 62 progress to day 2

With 246 entries all paying $10,300 to take part, the 2020 World Series of Poker $10,000 Hybrid Main Event began in earnest on GGPoker and saw 62 players make the Day 2 seat draw.

It was a busy Day 1a field, with some top pros such as Fedor Holz taking part, as PokerNews reported in the immediate hours after the tournament locked for the day.

Holz didn’t make the Day 2 cut, as it turned out, so who did? Well, after 16 levels of elite poker each lasting 30 minutes, the cream of the crop was Julian Menhardt from Austria, who totalled 534,490 after knocking out Ami Barer late on. Menhardt is closely followed in the chipcounts by Paul Esau (475,075) and Dirk Gerritse (457,197), with Norwegian player Preben Stokkan ending on 446,677. With over $2.2 million in live winnings, Stokkan will definitely be one to watch.

Elsewhere on the day, Lauryinas Levinskas (389,628), Brunno Botteon (247,359), partypoker Team Pro Anatoly Filatov (232,102), Daniel Dvoress (200,905), Aliaksei Boika (197,556) and Yuri Dzivielevski (184,326) all made the cut.