The remaining players are currently taking their first 25-minute break of the day.
The first bit of exciting news to occur during the first level of play today is Ben Lamb's ascension to the top of the WSOP Player of the Year leaderboard. With his deep run in this years Main Event he has officially overtaken Phil Hellmuth for the top position. Lamb is also currently sitting second in chips with 5,600,000.
The only person ahead of Lamb is Phil Collins, who has a commanding chip lead over the field with 7,660,000. Bryan Devonshire rounds out the top three with 4,900,000.
The first level of play today saw casualties of names such as Rupert Elder, Guiseppe Pastura, and Peter Feldman. The remaining 114 players will return after this break for one more two-hour level of play before the dinner break.