Day 1B of the first Main Event of the 2015/2016 WSOP Circuit season is complete. After two starting days at Foxwoods, the chip leader is James Magner, who bagged up 391,000 in chips.
Magner jumped way ahead of the rest of the field in a hand when he knocked out two players. He already held a small lead before that hand, but afterward held about three times the amount of his closest competitor.
Magner is followed on the leaderboard by Tim Lahey (288,000), Cate Hall (248,500), Soukha Kachittavo (248,500), Rohan Long (220,000), and Joseph Johannsy (215,000), who led after Day 1A.
Others advancing include bracelet winner Chris Tryba (163,59), Ted Driscoll (159,000), Ness Reilly (60,500), her husband Tim (80,500), and Brad St. Vincent (143,000), who recently finished fourth in the 2015 WSOP National Championship.
The Reillys were the last couple standing in the WSOP Main Event last month in Las Vegas. Tim finished in 360th place, Ness finished 244th, and they have a chance to both cash here at Foxwoods as well.
Day 1A of the event attracted 171 entries on Friday, and another 290 registered on Day 1B for a total of 461 entries. Only 91 advanced to Day 2 (38 from Friday and 53 from Saturday). The top 54 players will make the money, and the winner will earn $149,020. A full payout structure is available here.
In addition to the first-place prize, the winner of the Main Event will earn a free entry into 2016 WSOP Global Casino Championship. That invitation-only event will have a minimum prize pool of $1,000,000, and the free entry is valued at $10,000.
Play resumes Sunday at noon for Day 2.
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Here are the top ten chip counts heading into Day 2. Full chip counts available here.
1 – James Magner – 391,000
2 – Tim Lahey – 288,000
3 – Cate Hall – 248,500
4 – Soukha Kachittavo – 248,500
5 – Rohan Long – 220,000
6 – Joseph Johannsy – 215,000
7 – Jeremy Meacham – 207,900
8 – Jay Sharon – 193,500
9 – Ernie Hou – 188,500
10 – James Campbell – 175,000