Larry not only survived Day 1, he's in a pretty good position to start Day 2 strong. Some stats:
There were two sections yesterday, 1A and 1B. Section 1A, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., had 3,713 registrants. Section 1B, from 5 p.m. until 2 a.m. this morning had 2,630 folks entered, some of them people from 1A who had busted out and bought in again. (Buy-in was $1,500.)
Players remaining to start Day 2: From Section 1A, 862 remain, about 23%. From Section 1B, 690 remain, about 26%. SO, out of 6,343 total entrants, 1,552 remain to begin Day 2.
Larry ended the day with 35,400 chips, and for Section 1A, that is 92nd place. Out of 862. Not bad.
The winner of this thing will make $1.2 million, but every player from place 648 to 1 will get something. The payout for place 648 is $2,740.
Pros remaining (the ones whose names I recognize):
Phil Helmuth is short-stacked with 9,600.
Erick Lindgren, 24,000.
T. J. Cloutier, 8,500.
Phil Ivey, 5,000 (I think he busted out in 1A and bought back in)
Andrew Lichtenberger, 46,500