OLIVIER BUSQUET LEADS BALLY'S MAIN EVENT FLIGHT 1B

March 06, 2016 - 04:32:50 AM EST  | 

OLIVIER BUSQUET LEADS BALLY

Day 1B of the World Series of Poker Main Event at Bally’s Casino in Las Vegas, NV has just concluded. The chip leader of this flight is Olivier Busquet who bagged up 280,500.

Rounding out the top five are: Stephen Lichtenberger (277,500), Ming Zhu (271,000), James Carroll (249,000), and Ricky Price (248,000).

Day 1A chip leader, Javier Zarco is heading the leaderboard going into Day 2 with 428,000. Zarco is followed by: Michael Collins (295,500), and Olivier Busquet (280,500).

Other players advancing to Day 2 from today’s flight 1B included: Cord Garcia 227,500, Mike Leah (191,000), Marvin Rettenmemaier (132,000), Christina Lindley (114,500), Brandon Fish (112,000), Roland Israelashvili (107,000), Ravi Raghavan (41,000), and Kathy Liebert (34,000).

Some of the notable players eliminated from play today included: Mohsin Charania, Calvin Anderson, Ronnie Bardah, David Tuthill, Nicholas Palma, Matt Salsberg, Candace Collins, Steve Gross, and WSOP Circuit ring winners Jake Bazeley, Valentin Vornicu, and Rex Clinkscales.

Day 1A of this event attracted 509 players on Friday, and another 705 registered today (Day 1B) for a grand total of 1,214 entries. A total of 247 players advanced to Day 2 (96 from Friday and 151 from tonight). The total prizepool is $1,821,000 with first place taking home an impressive $323,236. Full prizepool information can be found in the prize pool tab above.

In addition to the first-place prize money, the winner of the Main Event will also earn a free entry into 2016 WSOP Global Casino Championship. That invitation-only event will have a minimum prizepool of $1,000,000, and the free entry is valued at $10,000.

Play resumes Sunday at noon for Day 2.

Here are the top ten chip counts heading into Day 2. Full chip counts available in the Reports Tab.

1 – Javier Zarco - 428,000
2 – Michael Collins - 295,500
3 – Olivier Busquet - 279,500
4 – Stephen Lichtenberger - 277,500
5 – Ming Zhu - 271,000
6 – Maziar Keshararzi - 266,500
7 – Albert Shenker - 262,500
8 – Timothy McReynolds - 250,000
9 – James Carroll - 249,000
10 – Ricky Prince - 248,000


 
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