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WSOP -- Day 1A of the $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Event

A Total of 2,601 Entered on Day 1A

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Joe CadaOn Saturday at the 2010 World Series of Poker, the most expensive event of the summer was running simultaneously with one of the cheapest.

While the $50,000 Players Championship, which drew just 116 entrants, was grinding along on Day 2, event no. 3 ($1,000 no-limit hold’em) welcomed 2,601 players on Day 1A.

Reigning WSOP main-event champion Joe Cada was in action among the plethora of entrants. CardPlayer TV caught up with young pro during the first break for an interview.

However, Cada hit the rail during level seven when he moved all in preflop for about 4,500 with the KDiamond SuitJDiamond Suit and was called by the AClub Suit9Heart Suit of an opponent. The board ran out QHeart Suit7Spade Suit5Spade SuitQSpade Suit5Club Suit, offering no help for the 22-year-old.

Other notable eliminations in the Rio’s flood of players include Kara Scott, Adam Schoenfeld, Barry Shulman, Jimmy Fricke, Shannon Shorr, Kathy Liebert, Jeff Madsen, Jean-Robert Bellande, Jon Turner, Brandon Cantu, Gavin Smith and Bernard Lee.

The first of six $1,000 no-limit hold’em events at the pinnacle of the tournament year is teeming with tables still open for Sunday’s Day 1B. Over 2,000 seats are available for anyone interested in a shot at a bracelet.

Steve Sung

Steve Sung, last year’s champion in the event, was in action on Day 2 of the Players Championship, but due to his elimination he will have the chance to defend, should he enter on Day 1B.

Notable names that survived to Day 2 in the 4-day event are Amarillo Slim Preston, Vanessa Rousso, Jon Friedberg, Justin Young, Young Phan, Blair Hinkle, Tommy Vedes, Bryan Devonshire, Nancy Todd Tyner, Brent Roberts and Blake Cahail.

The approximately 285 players who survived will join the remaining field from Day 1B at 2:30 PST Monday to play down to a final table.

Check back tomorrow for level-by-level updates during Day 1B of the $1,000 no-limit hold’em event, as well as CardPlayer TV for videos featuring the action at the Rio.