Gus off to decent start at Poker Players Championship

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posted Monday Jun 25th 2012 at 09:05 PM

by Oscar Vallet

The last level wasn't good for Gus as he ended the day just below average at the $50K Poker Players Championship. Only David Singer had to leave the tournament on the first day.

Last night marked the start of one of the most prestigious events at the WSOP - the $50K Poker Player Championship. 

 Everyone who's anyone was there - including Denmark's own Gus Hansen. 

The tournament directors feared that the number of entrants would be low this year because there was no live ESPN coverage. 

104 players did turn up - compared to the 128 players from last year - so not the baddest of turn-outs when you consider the hefty buy-in. 

The tournament is a 5-day 8-game event with a deep structure. 150,000 in starting stacks and blinds at 300/600 and levels of 100 minutes a pop makes this an event with lots of room to maneuver. 

After the 5 levels of play yesterday only one player had been eliminated - and the honor of that "achievement" went to David Singer who was axed by Bruno Fitoussi. 

Gus Hansen was off to a good start and was close to the 200,000 mark after the first 4 levels, but level 5 stopped his momentum and he ended the day in 141,400 chips. 

Matt Glantz on the other hand doubled his stack which makes him the chipleader - in front of Ali Eslami and Keith Gipson. 

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