After two full days of No Limit Hold’em, Matt Berkey leads the World Series of Poker Planet Hollywood Circuit Main Event as the field heads to Day 2.
Day 1A and 1B both played 12, 40 minute levels on Friday and Saturday and it brought out one of the most star-studded fields in Circuit history.
While Berkey is leading the pack with 237,300 in chips, there are plenty of top flight pros joining him at the top of the chip counts. Day 1A chip leader Joseph Cheong, Bracelet winner Ryan Welch, Dan O’Brien and Justin Young are healthy in chips with 220,300, 198,000, 173,800 and 173,500 in chips, respectively. This puts them second, third, sixth and seventh in the chips.
Other notables who made through their respective flights include WSOP Main Event Winners Carlos Mortensen and Ryan Riess, as well as Bracelet winners Kathy Liebert, Ted Lawson, Leo Wolpert, Robert Mizrachi, Dan Heimiller, Eric Baldwin, Scott Davies and Robert Cheung.
Zo Karim, Jimmy Fricke, 2012 November Niner Jake Balsiger, Tim West, Joe Kuether, John Holley, Zal Irani, Eddy Sabat and Alex Outhred round out other top flight pros who will be coming back for Day 2.
Not everybody had lucky luck on their side, as there were plenty of top pros who hit the rail before the final hand was dealt on their Day 1. 2014 November Niner Dan Sindelar, Matt Salsberg, 2011 November Niner Phil Collins, three-time bracelet winner Dutch Boyd, Chris DeMaci, Kevin Boudreau and Ralph Massey were just a few of the top flight pros who failed to bag chips for Day 2.
After completion of the two starting flights, there were a combined 1,031 entrants who ponied up $1,675 to get their piece of the $1 million guaranteed prizepool, which was met and surpassed before the start of Day 1B. At the completion of Day 1B, there is a prizepool of $1,546,500.
Players are allowed to fire two bullets at this event. The complete field size and prizepool information will be released after the start of Day 2 since late registration is open until the start of level 13 for players who have not entered more than once.
Day 2 will get cards in the air on Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. with 10 minute breaks after every two hours of play. The blinds will start off at 800/1,600 with a 200 ante and the first three levels of the day will be 40 minutes in length. After that, the levels will be increased to 60 minutes for the rest of the day. Play is scheduled through the end of level 26, which should have play ending at approximately 3:40 a.m.
WSOP.com will have continued coverage of all the day’s action as the tournament moves through the money bubble and towards a final table.
Here are a look at the top 10 chip counts:
1. Matt Berkey – 237,3002. Joseph Cheong – 220,3003. Ryan Welch – 189,0004. Augie Lewis – 192,5005. Kenja Wiseman – 182,0006. Dan O’Brien – 173,8007. Justin Young – 173,5008. Nicholas Blumenthal – 155,1009. Joshua Suyat – 150,50010. Troy Sprungl – 144,300
A full complete list of chip counts can be found here in our reports tab.