Over the weekend we saw both of the opening flights of the Main Event on latest stop on the WSOP circuit calendar. The World Series Of Poker Circuit Horseshoe Main Event attracted a total of 330 players over the two Day 1 flights, with 201 on Day 1a and 129 on Day 1b.
There are now just 176 of them remaining with the chip leader emerging as Greg Brietich who had amassed a stack of 116,300. He doesn’t have much of a lead though as there is a pack of players right behind him.
He has Sean Winter on 115k, Mike Iavacone on 112k, Stephen Dodd a little further back on 96,500, Chad Eveslage on 95k all right on his back. Not behind all of them are other players such as William Newman, Joe Daddario, James Barger, Robert Gee, and Steven Gurney-Goldman.
Others To Make Into Day 2!
There were some other notables who survived Day 1 and will be looking to further improve on Day 2 including Kenny Nguyen, Corey Burbick, Tom Franklin, Aaron Steury, Chris Karambinis, Luther Louis, Aaron Massey, Robert Scott, Kathy Liebert, Doug Carli, Eric Baldwin and Mike Holm.
Another player heading into Day 2 was a player who had two shots, once on Day 1a and another on Day 1b. Rex Clinkscales only made it through to about the halfway stage on Day 1a after struggling all day, though Day 1b was a completely different story. He out himself right into contention late on in the day when he hit a set of nines and busted an opponent who had the ace top pair.
Ari Engel is also still in contention, he has already had a good tournament having already finished as runner up in one of the other events. He survived Day 1 quite comfortable after eliminating one opponent when he hit a full house; his opponent had a set of eights.
Some of the more notable players who were not lucky enough to navigate their way through Day 1 include Kat Bowen, Nancy Birnbaum, Abraham Araya and the ever aggressive Miguel Borrero.
Day 2 will start today at 1pm EST, with all of the players hoping they can make their way into the true latter stages of the event. With the bubble and paying positions soon approaching we are certainly in for some excellent poker. Can the early leaders keep it up or will there be some late runners looking to secure the title?
Keep following us to find out, we will be following this event right through until it is completed. So if you are looking to keep up to date, you know where to look.