Play resumes Sunday at noon ET. Registration remains open until cards go in the air.

Baltimore, Md. (August 29, 2015) — The World Series of Poker Circuit Main Event continued at Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore, Md. Saturday as the second of two starting flights in the $1,675 finale kicked off at 11 a.m. ET. East Coast grinders, amateurs and pros alike turned out in droves to compete for their share of a $500,000 guaranteed prize pool, a Circuit gold ring and a berth in the WSOP Global Casino Championship. Following two starting days, just 140 remain with Chase Bianchi leading the way.

Bianchi caught a surge of cards late in Flight B to bag the far-and-away lead of 223,500 chips. That pace puts him nearly 40,000 ahead of second place Ting Xiao who bagged the largest stack in Flight A. Those joining the pair at the top for Day 2 include defending champion Chris Csik, three-time ring winner Dan Gilmer, Russ Head, Nick Guagenti, Vinny Pahuja, DJ MacKinnon, Asher Conniff and Steve Karp.

A complete list of Day 2 players and their chip counts is available HERE.

The tournament attracted some of the WSOP’s top brass, including current November Nine chip leader Joseph McKeehen, last month’s WSOP National Championship winner Loni Harwood, bracelet winners Chris Tryba, Ryan Eriquezzo and Robert Cheung as well as former November Niners Dennis Phillips and Steve Dannenman. Also joining the list of notables on the East Coast were Darryll Fish and Vincent Moscati. The latter pair played alongside Harwood at the National Championship final table before finishing third and fifth respectively.

Despite a laundry list of accomplishments and millions of dollars in earnings, the above lot only yielded two Day 2 participants. Those honors go to Tryba and Moscati who each used three entries en route to their Day 2 berth. Tryba holds a slight edge over Moscati with 77,500 chips to Moscati’s 45,300.

Play resumes tomorrow at noon with blinds of 800/1,600 and 200 ante. Registration closes when cards go in the air and complete prize pool information will be posted shortly thereafter. As of now, the current field stands at 447 entries. Live updates will be provided throughout the tournament’s conclusion on

Here’s a look at the top 10 stacks heading to Day 2:

1. Chase Bianchi - 223,500
2. Ting Xiao - 184,000
3. Tom Markides - 177,600
4. Adam Cirnigliaro - 172,100
5. Chris McCoy - 163,700
6. Nicholas Verderamo - 152,400
7. Dan Gilmer - 142,300
8. James Kraetz - 140,600
9. Ryan Blank - 127,600
10. Thai Ha - 125,300

Full chip counts and chip counts arranged by table/seat are available HERE.