Event 1 – $2,000,000 GTD
Level 21: 6,000/12,000/2,000 ante
Total Entries: 5,101
Players Remaining: ~400
Average Stack: ~319,000
Players are dropping like flies and we’ve already lost at least 100 since the money bubble burst. The field is still so large, however, it is impossible to be certain who the chip leader is.
That being said, the first stack I spotted over the 1-million-chip mark belonged to Kal Alwan. He’s stacking about 1.3 million (108 big blinds).
Kal’s a regular here at Borgata and even has one Open series title, won playing HORSE during the 2012 Fall Poker Open. He whiffed all of 2015, however, and doesn’t show a single reported cash, here or anywhere else.
Looks like he’s coming back in a big way!
Another big stack I spotted belonged to Jia Liu. He’s up to about 970,000 and has his eyes on that 1-million-mark.
Jia won the 2012 Spring Poker Open Championship, pocketing more than $312,000 in the process. His career earnings are closing in on $700,000.