Portia McDaniels got off to a fast start early on here in Event 10 and never looked back. She managed to bag the overall chip lead through both flights with 554,5000.
No other player managed to put more than half a million chips in the bag this flight and only Adam Crawford crossed the half a million chip mark on Day 1A. McDaniels has one Borgata Deepstacks Challenge title under her belt already and will look to add her first Borgata Poker Open title to her poker resume.
The final 90 players from Day 1B will combine with 85 survivors from Day 1A. The players will return Tuesday November at 12 PM noon to resume Day 2 play. Below is a look at some of the big stacks and notable chip stacks that will be returning on Day 2