November 25, 2018 (Las Vegas, NV) - Both starting flights of the World Series of Poker Circuit Planet Hollywood $1,700 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event are complete and Brent Roberts leads the way as the tournament is bagged up and headed to Day 2.
Day 1A accumulated a total of 204 entries, with just 38 making it through to the final day. Day 1B sold an impressive 314 slips, with 67 remaining at the end of the night, bringing the total of the two starting flights to 518, with 105 runners making it to Day 2.
The 105 players who made it through their respective Day 1 will all be racing to catch Roberts, who finished Day 1B with 380,500 in chips. Roberts is a circuit regular, boasting earnings of almost $800,000 in WSOP cashes, with one ring already on his finger. The Staten Island native was playing the short stack game coming into the final level of day, having as low as 16,000 before starting a late day heater that would ultimately end with him headed into Day 2 with the overall chip lead of the tournament.
Mike Del Vecchio bagged the Day 1A chip lead with 336,500 in chips and will be starting Day 2 in second, just behind Roberts. Kenneth Rawlinson (322,500), Ankush Mandavia (320,000), and Amad Shalan (314,000) round out the top five heading into the final day.
Other notables making a final day appearence include Louise Francouer (277,500), Andrew Kelsall (259,000), Scott Stewart (246,500), Jared Griener (240,000), Danny Wong (239,000), Jesse Cohen (232,500), Matt Affleck (230,000), Tim Reilly (227,000), Joshua Turner (207,500), Mark Fisher (189,000), and Dylan Wilkerson (183,500).
There were many notables to take a stab at this event but failed to make it through to Day 2 including, three-time ring winner Wendy Freedman, two-time bracelet winner Calvin Anderson, Circuit regular Neil Scott, WSOP Main Event winner Ryan Riess, well-known Kitty Kuo, bracelet winner Ryan Leng, and three-time ring winner Joseph Cheong are among some of the well-known pros who will be on the rail going into the final day.
The remaining players from the two starting flights will combine to play Day 2 on Monday at noon and will play 10, 60-minute levels before bagging up for Day 3. Play begins at Level 16 with the blinds at 2,000/4,000 and a 500 ante. The tournament will wrap up on Tuesday when a ring is given to the eventual Main Event champion.
Top 10 Chip Counts:
1. Brent Roberts - 380,500
2. Mike Del Vecchio - 336,500
3. Kenneth Rawlinson - 322,500
4. Ankush Mandavia - 320,000
5. Amad Shalan - 314,000
6. Said El Harrak - 310,000
7. Eric Blair - 308,000
8. Chahn Jung - 298,500
9. Jeff Battaglia - 293,500
10. Daniel Barry - 282,500