Chip leader to start the day was American Brian Lindsay, whose $225,875 gave him a slight advantage over Asa Smith's $223,775 stack. Both Lindsay and Smith had played on Day 1b of the tournament on Sunday, with Day 1a's best finisher being Ryan Collett, whose $176,450 stack was good for fourth place on the leaderboard. Also remaining in the hunt for gold and glory was 2006 PCA champ Steve Paul-Ambrose, as well as former Victor Ramdin laid a tragic beat on PokerListings fave David Pham and Julian Thew, who played yo-yo poker throughout the day but managed to wind up near the top at the end of play.
Action will resume tomorrow at noon EST with approximately 150 players left in the hunt. We'll play through the money bubble and down to the final 36, so you'll want to keep it locked on PokerListings.com for the most comprehensive coverage available from the beaches of the Bahamas kthx, ldo.