With two starting flights completed, the World Series of Poker Circuit Bicycle Casino main event heads to Day 2 with Stuart Rabin leading the field.
Day 1A kicked off on Saturday at noon and 314 players made their way to Los Angeles to put up the $1,675 to play 15 levels of No Limit Hold’em. Day 1B got cards in the air at noon on Sunday and 346 players showed up to play those same 15, 40 minute levels to bring the total field size to 660 players thus far.
After 62 bagged up chips on Saturday and 67 on Sunday, there are currently 129 players still alive heading into Day 2. Players are allowed to re-enter this event once and late registration is still open until cards get in the air for Day 2 on Monday at 1 pm. Once play starts on Monday, registration will close and field size and prizepool information will be released.
Of the 129 guaranteed to be coming back on Monday, they will all be chasing Rabin in the chip counts, who is sitting atop the chip counts after finishing Day 1A with 334,500 in chips. Joining Rabin atop the counts are Shane Schleger, Adam Weinraub, Jesse Capps and Vasile Buboi. They finished their respective starting flights with 309,000, 277,500, 270,000 and 259,000, respectively. Adam Weinraub finished Day 1B as the chip leader and heads into Day 2 third in chips.
Other notables that will be making their way back to the Bike on Monday afternoon include Chris DeMaci, Nancy Nguyen, Josh Field, Danny Illingworth, Ben Keeline, David Chase, and Alex Masek.
There were plenty of top pros who fell short of Circuit gold in Southern California. Joe Tehan, James Carroll, Josh Hale, Steve Karp, Eddy Sabat, David Tuchman, David “ODB” Baker, John Holley, Melanie Weisner, Ryan Laplante and Former November Niners Soi Nguyen and Ylon Schwartz all fell short of Day 2, busting their respective starting flights.
The two starting flights will combine for the first time on Monday and levels will be increased to one-hour levels. The field will play 10 levels before bagging up for the night and coming back for the final day on Tuesday afternoon. WSOP.com will have complete coverage of Day 2 from the first card in the air through the money bubble and to the end of the day.
Here are a look at the top 10 chip counts:
- 1. Stuart Rabin – 344,500
- 2. Shane Schleger – 309,000
- 3. Adam Weinraub – 277,500
- 4. Jesse Capps – 270,000
- 5. Vasile Buboi – 259,000
- 6. Doug Lee – 244,000
- 7. Amad Shalan – 241,000
- 8. Christopher DeMaci – 240,500
- 9. Artashes Kartalyan – 234,000
- 10. Huy Lam – 228,000