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World Series of Poker -- Phil Ivey Among Chip Leaders After Day 1 of $10k Stud 8 or Better

Jen Harman, Barry Greenstein, and Eli Elezra Also Have Big Stacks

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Phil IveySunday saw a small, pro-laden field when event No. 15, the $10,000 seven-card stud eight-or-better event got under way at the 2010 World Series of Poker.

There were 170 players, most of whom are considered the best players in the world, who took their seats in the Amazon room, dreaming of the $447,446 first place prize. After eight levels of chopping pots, only 112 survived the day. To the dismay of those left in the field, Phil Ivey is third in chips, with 109,800.

Ivey was rumored to have some of the biggest action on Tom Dwan’s bracelet bets. Even with Dwan’s heads-up match taking place just a few feet away from the tournament, he was able to quietly accumulate one of the biggest stacks in the tournament.

Joining Ivey at the top of the chip counts, are fellow top pros Jennifer Harman, Barry Greenstein, and Eli Elezra. Harman sits with 93,500, Elezra with 90,000, and Greenstein with 88,000, which puts them in fourth, fifth, and sixth in chips, respectively.

Other notables to make it through the day include Phil Hellmuth, Steve Zolotow, Dan Heimiller, Barry Shulman, Daniel Negreanu, Scotty Nguyen, and Scott Clements.

While plenty of top-flight pros made it through the day, there were several who failed to make the cut and were sent home earlier than they would have liked. Notables who hit the rail today include Greg Raymer, Daniel Alaei, Matt Hawrilenko, Chau Giang, Brett Richey, and Andy Bloch.

Players who still have chips remaining in this event will come back on Monday at 3 p.m. to continue play. The plan is to play through the money bubble and down to a final table.

Stay tuned to Card Player for updates throughout day 2.