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Hellmuth Grand Entrance to Kick Off Day 1b of WSOP Paradise $5,000 Main Event Championship Phil Hellmuth

Hellmuth Grand Entrance to Kick Off Day 1b of WSOP Paradise $5,000 Main Event Championship

WPT Global EditedPhil Hellmuth

Sunday, December 10, 2023 11:05 AM Local Time

Hellmuth Grand Entrance to Kick Off Day 1b of WSOP Paradise $5,000 Main Event Championship

The marquee event of the 2023 World Series of POKER ( WSOP ) Paradise at Atlantis Resort & Casino continues today with a second starting flight getting underway at noon local time. The second of four starting flights in Event #10: $5,000 Main Event Championship should attract a big field and plenty of big names en route to hitting the ambitious $15 million guarantee.

Those who make it through Day 1b will join Day 1a survivors, including Mustapha Kanit, Chino Rheem, Faraz Jaka, Chris Hunichen and reigning Main Event champion Daniel Weinman, who will try to improve on his most recent runner-up finish in the WSOP Circuit Cherokee Main Event earlier this month.

There are still plenty of big names left to hop into the Main Event, including the ever-vlogging Daniel Negreanu and all-time bracelet leader Phil Hellmuth, who teased his trademark Main Event grand entrance on social media.

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Another name toward the top of the all-time bracelet list, Erik Seidel, may hop in as he hunts for an 11th bracelet after taking down Event #7: $50,000 Super High Roller for $1,704,400 and a 10th bracelet to tie Phil Ivey, Johnny Chan and the late Doyle Brunson in second place.

Erik Seidel

When asked by PokerNews what he else he’d like to accomplish after winning his 10th bracelet, the POKER Hall of Famer replied, Try and get to 11.”

Day 1b will follow a similar schedule as the previous starting flight, with blinds kicking off at 100/200/200 with 40-minute levels and a 15-minute break every three levels. There is a 75-minute dinner break scheduled to take place at the end of Level 9 at approximately 6:30 p.m.

Day 1b Schedule

Level Estimated Start Duration Small Blind Big Blind Big Blind Ante
1 12:00 p.m. 40 minutes 100 200 200
2 12:40 p.m. 40 minutes 200 300 300
3 1:20 p.m. 40 minutes 200 400 400
  2:00 p.m. 15-minute break      
4 2:15 p.m. 40 minutes 300 500 500
5 2:55 p.m. 40 minutes 300 600 600
6 3:35 p.m. 40 minutes 400 800 800
  4:15 p.m. 15-minute break      
7 4:30 p.m. 40 minutes 500 1,000 1,000
8 5:10 p.m. 40 minutes 600 1,200 1,200
9 5:50 p.m. 40 minutes 1,000 1,500 1,500
  6:30 p.m. 75-minute dinner break      
10 7:45 p.m. 40 minutes 1,000 2,000 2,000
11 8:25 p.m. 40 minutes 1,000 2,500 2,500
12 9:05 p.m. 40 minutes 1,500 3,000 3,000
  9:45 p.m. 15-minute break      
13 10:00 p.m. 40 minutes 2,000 4,000 4,000
14 10:40 p.m. 40 minutes 2,500 5,000 5,000
15 11:20 p.m. 40 minutes 3,000 6,000 6,000

Stay tuned as the PokerNews live reporting team is on-site and ready to provide coverage of what should be another exciting day of Main Event action here in Paradise.

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