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Moussa, Bloom, Jett, Seif Lead WPT Championship

Wpt1_1Day 1a of the WPT Championship at the Bellagio has wrapped, with 225 of the original 295 remaining. 

Leading the way is Simon Moussa.  Who?  Exactly.  Simon is stacked 269,925.  Third overall is Tony Bloom of London (England, not Kentucky) with 244,575.  Chip Jett is fifth overall, stacked at 208,400.  And FOWCP Mark Seif is 12th overall at the end of Day 1a with 167,050.

Lots of big names remain, which is the way it should be when only 70 people are eliminated.  Some notables include Josh Arieh (140,800), Hoyt Corkins (123,725), Erick Lindgren (100,250), TJ Cloutier (86,350), Todd Brunson (82,725),  Phil Hellmuth (81,875), Barry Greenstein(67,050), David Williams (66,050), Dan Harrington (64,900), James Woods (61,050), Carmel Petresco (41,975), and Phil Ivey (22,000).

Get all of the notable chip counts (there's plenty more) at Poker Wire and watch for Day 1b recaps later this afternoon.

UPDATE (4:54PM): Day 1b play is underway.  Prize information has just been announced, with the overall prize pool totaling $14,695,500. 100 places will get paid, with first place banking a WPT record $3,766,350.

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