The final Day 1 flight for the Palm Beach Kennel Club Main Event drew
355 entrants and after 15 levels of action only 67 players survived the
flight. Shawn Nguyen (pictured) leads the overall tournament with
325,500 chips in the bag.
Eric Bunch (289,000), Rob Brown (287,000) and Staffan Lind (280,500)
round out the largest stacks of Day 1 B. A.J Kelsall, Steven Snyder,
Tristan Wade and Juan Mendoza all bagged up stacks north of 200,000.
Ryan D'Angelo, Adam Levy, Aaron Massey, Jonathan Hilton, Loni
Harwood, William Kopp and Tony Ruberto didn't finish with huge stacks,
but will be gunning for the 63 spots that pay.
Phillip Hui, Justin Zaki, David Diaz, Rex Clinkscales, Ralph Massey,
Jerry Yang and Ardit Kurshumi all spent four bullets on the the event
but did not advance to Day 2. None, however, did it quite as fast as
high stakes player James Calderaro - he was in and out (twice) inside
The combined field of 116 players sit together for the first time on
Sunday and they'll be playing for the 63 positions that make the money.
Cards will be in the air promptly at noon and they'll play ten levels
regardless of where the field finishes.
Full Day 2 chip counts can be found above under the Chip Counts tab.