Event #40: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Nicolas Fierro Leads the Final 21

• Lygis 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Nicolas Fierro

249 players qualified for Day 2 of the next installment of the $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em events this summer, and after ten action packed levels, only 21 players remain. The player who has put himself in the poll position for the bracelet going into tomorrow is Nicolas Fierro, who just so happened to be the chip leader at the start of the day. He will come back tomorrow with 965,000.

Of the 249 players who came back today, only 243 of them would walk away with extra cash in their pockets. Octo-Niner Jake Balsiger ended up being the unfortunate bubble boy. Some of the notables who busted past the bubble bursting included Aaron Massey (227th), Brendon Rubie (214th), Maxim Lykov (170th), Matt Salsberg (168th), Frank Op de Woerd (132nd), Jeremy Ausmus (84th), and Andrew Lichtenberger (52nd), amongst many others.

Despite there being such a huge field, we still have a few notables who will return tomorrow. The players on this list include Matt Berkey (886,000), Allen Cunningham (697,000), Griffin Benger (610,000), Garry Gates (489,000), Kara Scott (314,000), and Jared Hamby (204,000).

The 21 players who are still alive will return tomorrow at 1 PM to play down to a winner. As always, we will have all of your live coverage, including hand-for-hand reporting from the final table, so you won’t want to miss that. Until then, so long from Las Vegas!