Chris Harris Leads After Opening Flights of Horseshoe Baltimore Main Event

Chris Harris, a recent WSOP Circuit Ring Winner, will be out in front when Day 2 of the Main Event at Horseshoe Baltimore resumes Sunday. Harris ended Day 1A atop the counts with 494,000, nearly twice as many as the Day 1B chip leader James St. Hilaire.

St. Hilaire (256,500), seeking his first WSOP Circuit Ring, finished on top of a Day 1B leaderboard which was full of WSOP Bracelet winners and previous Circuit champions.

Overall, there were 296 entries in the Day 1B field, bringing the total number of entries in the Main Event over two flights to 513. The field generated a $769,000 prizepool with first place taking home $165,438 and a WSOP Circuit Ring. A full list of payouts can be found in the prizepool tab.

Other notable players to advance through the second starting flight of the Main Event include WSOP Circuit Ring Winners TK Miles (104,500), Chris Conrad (126,000), and Jeremy Meacham (115,000), and WSOP Bracelet Winners Loni Harwood (87,500), Jonathan Hilton (67,000), and Peter Eichhardt (83,500).

But Day 1B proved frustrating for others as WSOP Bracelet Winner Chase Bianci and Circuit Ring winners Ari Engel, Marshall White, Robert Hankins, Alex Rocha, and Tim Bishop were all sent home early. Mike Cordell, who won this event last year, was not in the field for either of the starting flights.

Other players advancing from Day 1A include 2015 WSOP Main Event Champion Joe McKeehen (65,500) and bracelet winners Mike Wang (186,000) and Justin Liberto (132,000).

Day 2 will begin at noon Sunday with 101 players combining from the two starting flights. The top 54 players will make the money with a min-cash being worth $2,995. The schedule calls for 10 hour-long levels Sunday before the remaining players bag up for Day 3 on Monday.

A complete list of chip counts can be found here.