Maxim Lykov and Nick Binger have just been given their first gold bracelets by Tournament Director Jack Effel, and we were called to attention for the National Anthems of Russia and the United States.
There's officially just one more bracelet left to hand out at this summer, the one that Hasan Anter won in Event #56. That'll still leave one bracelet in the case, but that one will have to stay locked up for another couple months. Our Day 1c players hope the eventual Main Event winner comes from this field, and they're back in their chairs for the second level of the day.
We have at least 2,163 players registered today, and the window is open for this level plus the break.