Day 1a at the World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown has now been completed and after attracting 479 registrations including re-buys, we are now down to 175 and the well known pro Justin Young leading with 313,200 chips.
He walks away with the $5k bonus for being the overnight chip leader and sits above the likes of Ryan D’Angelo and Jonathan Roy in the top ten.
271k to end the day.. Somehow @Justinyoung07 has 310k (boss!!) so he gets the $5k chip lead bonus but I should be good for 2nd place $2500.
— Ryan D'Angelo (@g0lfa) April 11, 2014
Ended Day 1A with 2 bullets but a 161k stack with a 70k avg.. 2days off to go see the Heat Pacers game tmr woth @judithdoan
— Jonathan Roy (@jonathanroy70) April 11, 2014
Further back in the field are a whole bunch of other notable names with the likes of Ryan Riess, Corey Burbick, Loni Harwood, Matt Salsberg, Scotty Nguyen, Dan Shak and PokerStars Team Pros Eugene Katchalov and Nacho Barbero all heading into Day 2.
Bagged 141,800. Coming back on Sunday for Day 2 #LFG
— Ryan Riess (@RyanRiess1) April 11, 2014
Of the players that were eliminated and will have to think about re-entering again later for Day 1b include Jennifer Tilly, Mohsin Charania, Jarrad Jaffee and Justin Zaki. The majority are likely to buy back in, which will ensure an even bigger field for Day 1b. Catch us for the report on that days action with us tomorrow so that you can see who will be joining this batch of players into Day 2.
— Mohsin Charania (@chicagocards1) April 11, 2014
Has not been a good day. Bust this hard rock main twice and lose CCR for dinner. Back at it tomorrow
— Justin Zaki (@Justin_Zaki) April 11, 2014
1st) Justin Young – 313,200
2nd) Ryan D’Angelo – 271,300
3rd) Mark Darner – 238,700
4th) Francois Gagne – 211,500
5th) Kyle Keranen – 210,400
6th) Tuan Le – 202,900
7th) Ronit Chamani – 180,900
8th) Rep Porter – 167,300
9th) Jonathan Roy – 160,900
10th) Corrie Wunstel – 151,800