World Poker Tour's $200,000 buy-in Tournament Kicks Off

World Poker Tour's biggest buy-in tournament ever, a $200,000 buy-in re-entry No-Limit Hold'em event, taking place during WPT National Philippines at Solaire Resort and Casino kicked off today.

So far, the event has attracted a total of 39 entries and Phil Ivey is the early leader with 476,000 in chips. Players like Tom Dwan, Mike McDonald, Brian Rast and Isaac Haxton are all still in the hunt as well.

Top 5 chip counts currently:

  1. Phil Ivey - 476,000
  2. Ying Kit Chan - 385,000
  3. Fedor Holz - 320,000
  4. Wai Kim Yong - 295,000
  5. Tom Hall - 285,000

Registration remains open until the beginning of Day 2 (12:00 pm tomorrow). Players who register at the last minute will begin Day 2 with 25 big blinds.

Action is scheduled to continue tonight until shortly before 9:00 pm local time (8:00 am ET / 5:00 am PT). You can watch the tournament live via Twitch stream or by following WPT's live-updates.

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