Day 1E of the Montreal Open proved to be the most popular Day 1 yet. There were nearly 200 players ready and waiting for the opening announcement at the start of the flight, and a steady stream of new joiners brought the total for the day up to 336 entries.
The chip lead changed hands many times this afternoon, as no player was able to maintain the momentum that took them to the top of the leaderboard for very long. By the time the chips were bagged after 16 levels of play, only one person, Vadim Rozin, was able to surpass the 10 million threshold. But more than a dozen players managed to advance stacks of 5 million or more, providing plenty of Day 2 ammunition. In all, 110 players survived this flight and will return tomorrow at 3:30pm for Day 2. To see the combined Day 1 results, click here.
The final starting flight for this event, Day 1G, the turbo flight, will be held tomorrow morning at 10:00am and play through 16 abbreviated levels so the qualifiers can start Day 2 on time.
These players advanced some the largest stacks from Day 1E: