On Saturday, the World Series of Poker Circuit Harrah’s New Orleans Main Event wrapped up its second and final starting flight. Mark Dube holds a massive chip lead over the rest of the competition and will return for Day 2 with 416,000 in chips for a 138 big-blind stack. While Dube holds the chip lead, he’ll be joined by some of the Circuit’s elite, including four-time ring winner Caufman Talley and WSOP Razz bracelet winner Bryan Campanello.

Dube’s massive chip lead will give him a huge head start when the field is combined and whittled down to the money and beyond. Day 1A drew 252 players with 51 of those players advancing. Day 1B had 305 total entries, 60 of which advanced. Combined, the field saw a grand total of 557 entries with 111 advancing players.
The event drew a total prize pool of $835,500 and the top 60 players will make the money. A min-cash is worth $2,732 but each player to make the money will be focused on earning the $175,459 first-place prize. On top of that, the player to win will earn the final Main Event champion's seat to the National Championship of the season.

Despite Dube’s supreme reign in the first starting flight, a handful of familiar faces were able to rise above the field and bag up chips at the night’s conclusion. Most notably is Campanello, who will be searching for his third career Circuit ring. Campanello returns to a stack of 169,500 and will certainly be a force to be reckoned with as the day progresses. Others advancing from Day 1A include Aaron Overton (167,500), Ashly Butler (124,000), Sean Stevens (117,000), Joseph Hebda (115,000), David Tuthill (108,500), Abraham Araya (91,500) Everett Carlton (88,000), Jamie Kerstetter (70,500), and Joseph Morneau (64,000).

Those that did not advance on in Day 1A were given an opportunity for a second chance in Day 1B. Players like Talley (209,000), Josh Williams (193,500), Ting Ho (192,500), Andy Spears (153,500), Seneca Easley (145,000), Maurice Hawkins (116,000), Tim West (106,500), Charles "Woody" Moore (102,000), Rex Clinkscales (100,500), Juan Mendoza (97,000), and Larry Wright (55,000) were all able to bag up by the end of the night and remain in the hunt for the title.

Day 2 of the Main Event kicks off on Sunday at 12pm in the theater at Harrah’s New Orleans.

A full look at the Day 2 chip counts can be found here.

Here’s a look at the top ten chip counts heading into Day 2:
1 Mark Dube Newburyport, MA, US 416,000 53 / 4
2 Andrew Seidman PORTLAND, OR, US 265,500 33 / 5
3 Agustin Berumen US 257,000 52 / 9
4 Scott Adams
232,000 33 / 6
5 Gary Jensen Houston, TX, US 218,500 56 / 1
6 Joseph Hall SPRING, TX, US 209,000 33 / 2
7 Caufman Talley LAFAYETTE, LA, US 209,000 49 / 7
8 Joshua Williams SOUTH BEND, IN, US 193,500 54 / 1
9 Ting Ho IRVINE, CA, US 192,500 55 / 3
10 Richard Langdon CHARLOTTE, NC, US 192,500 51 / 3