Paul Mattioda (pictured) bagged the biggest stack from Flight B. Day 2 begins Sunday at noon. 

Cherokee, N.C. (December 5, 2015) -- The second and final flight of the Harrah's Cherokee Main Event passed all expectations with 617 entrants - which pushed the overall number to 1,010 entrants. After 15 levels in Flight B, 135 players remain and leading them all is Paul Mattioda (pictured) with 255,000. There are 203 player remaining overall.

Chris Tryba holds the overall lead with 388,000, but several players did bag up over 200,000 - Jim Wilson, Alan Vaughn, Virgil Beddingfield and Kelly Joe Andrews.

The second flight advanced a number of notable players, including; Zo Karim, Ryan Tepen, Chris Conrad, Blair Hinkle, Jason Brauda and Timothy "T.K." Miles.

The four-bullet format had players flying out the door hoping to run up a stack. Asher Conniff, Leif Force, Ralph Massey, Cash Carpenter, Greg Raymer and Jonathan Hilton all played today but didn't survive the action.

Cotton Snuffer and Mike Beasley were nearly felted, with 2,100 and 2,600 respectively, early in the day, but both ran their stacks up to six figures. Snuffer put 130,500 in the bag and Beasley has 102,500 for Day 2.

The record field for the Cherokee property pays out the top 108 finishers out of the $1.515 million prizepool. The min-cash comes in at $2,788, a trip to the final table locks up $27,634 and the champion earns $280,260, a WSOPC gold ring and seat in the Global Casino Championship.

The field comes together for the first time at once Sunday for Day 2. Cards are in the air at noon.

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