Michael Hubbard tops Flight B for overall chip lead. Stacked group of players advance to Day 2.
November 4, 2018 (Stateline, Nev.) -- With the conclusion of Day 1B, the Harveys Lake Tahoe Main Event has wrapped up its second, and final, starting flight.
Day 1A drew a field of 176 entries on Friday, while Flight B added another 266 to the total. All in all, the Main Event attracted 442 entrants, generating a prizepool of $669,930. The payout sum will award a World
Series of Poker cash to the top 45 finishers. A min cash is worth $3,027 and up top sits a grand prize of $147,314.
A group of 22 players, led by five-time gold ring winner Scott Stewart, survived till the conclusion of Flight A, which played through 17 levels of poker. Flight B did not quite reach the end of 17 levels. With 20 minutes left on the clock, the Flight-B field was reduced to 32 players, prompting a hard stop.
There will be 54 players advancing to Day 2 of Event #10. Leading all competitors at the start of the day will be Michael Hubbard. Hubbard went on a rampage during Flight B, soaring to nearly 1,000,000 in chips at one point. He ended up bagging 856,00, which is still a tremendous lead, considering he is 300,000 clear of his next closest opponent.
Here are the top-five chip stacks going into Day 2:
1st: Michael Hubbard - 856,000
2nd: Khoa Tran - 550,000
3rd: Sam Renshaw - 547,500
4th: Scott Stewart - 482,000
5th: Robert Georato - 454,000
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other notables advancing to Day 2 are as follows: All-time gold ring leader Valentin Vornicu (453,000), three-time gold ring winner Brett Muray (427,000), seven-time gold ring winner Vinny Moscati (350,000), gold-ring owner Adam Owen (402,000), two-time gold ring winner Nick Pupillo (345,000), gold-bracelet owner Bryan Piccioli (125,000), and more.
74 players remaining are just nine bust outs away from the money. Play resumes at
12:00 p.m. Sunday with 20 minutes left in Level 17: Blinds 2,500/5,000 with a 500 ante. Day 2 is
scheduled to play through ten, one-hour levels, by which time a final
table will likely be reached.