MARK JUN LEADS AT THE END OF DAY 1B OF THE RIO MAIN EVENT
February 26, 2018 - 06:02:56 AM EST
The second of two starting flights in the $1,675 Main Event at the Rio
is in the books after a busy day. There were 552 entries that came
through the cage, bringing the combined total to 887 across two days.
The prize pool surpassed the $1 million guarantee for a total of $1,330,500.
Of the 552 entries, just 99 remain to end Day 1B. Leading the way is
Mark Jun with 442,500 chips after a surge late in the day. Behind him in
the counts is Pfizer Jordan (350,000), followed by Loc Nguyen
(276,500), Nikhil Gera (259,000) and Joldis Cosmin (248,000) to round
out the top five counts.
As expected, a ton of familiar faces took their shots this weekend in
Las Vegas, but unfortunately not everyone was able to make it through to
Day 2. This includes World Series of Poker Circuit ring leaders MauriceHawkins and Valentin Vornicu, Woody Moore, the Massey brothers, Kyle
Cartwright, Nadezhda Magnus, Mukul Pahuja, Simon Deadman, Ari Engel,
Stanley Lee and Rania Nasreddine.
It wasn't all bad though, as a number of familiar faces found a bag
including Chris Wallace (200,000), Trung Pham (193,000), Ryan Yu
(182,500), Farid Jattin (139,000), Sal DiCarlo (129,000), Jared Jaffee
(104,500), Jordan Young (92,500), Eli Elezra (85,000), Jasthi Kumar
(84,500), Peter Eichhardt (77,500), Loni Harwood (51,000), Ken Aldridge
(50,000), and DJ Alexander (48,500).
The two starting flights in this Main Event will send 155 players to Day
2 on Monday at 2:00 p.m. and will battle it out for 10 levels,
increasing to 60-minutes in length. Day 3 is on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. and
will play down to a winner, awarding a WSOP diamond ring and a seat
into the 2018 Global Casino Championship.
Payouts are being processed by the tournament staff and will be made available on Monday.
A full seat draw is available here.