The Tulsa Hard Rock Circuit Main Event Day 1B flight is over and Adam Mirliss, with 527,000 in chips, leads the 67 who will move on to Day 2 Sunday at noon.
With 367 total entries, the Main Event fell short of the $1,000,000 guarantee, but the first-place prize is still a healthy $215,000. Not to mention the WSOP gold circuit ring. The top 54 players will make the money and a min-cash is worth $3,840.
Ed Dixon (145,000), Kao Saechao (233,000), Chris Conrad (247,500), and Kevin Eyster (182,000) are among the Day 1B qualifiers.
Dan Lowery, Chris Moneymaker, Greg Raymer, and Ryan Phan all queued up and failed to advance to Day 2. David
While the Day 1B players were trying to book their ticket to Day 2, some of the bigger Day 1A stacks were busy making the final table of Event #11 $250 No-Limit Hold’em 1-Day. Maurice Hawkins, who bagged a top three stack in Day 1A finished fourth for $3,776 and Trey Brabham (389,500) was the number two stack from Day 1A and finished eighth in Event #11.
James Burns was the Day 1A chip leader. He won a massive pot after the dinner break on Day 1A to breach 300,000 when he flopped second set against an opponent's bottom set. Burns held on and from there it was only upward trending. He finished the day with 406,500 chips, good enough for the chip lead.
Plenty of other notables rose to the occasion on Day 1A and made it through the first day of play as well. Among those that bagged heading into Day 2 were Trung Pham (109,500), Robert Hankins (101,500), Ray Henson (175,500), Maurice Hawkins (384,500), Brett Apter (335,000), Michael Sanders (119,500), Phil Mader (88,500), and former champion of this event, Will Berry. Berry had a late start in this event as he ran deep in Event #9: $400 Pot-Limit Omaha where he finished 4th for $4,241. Near the end of the night, Berry notched a crucial double here in the Main when he got it in with ace-king against the ace-queen of Chuck Barker. Berry held and would finish the night with a healthy stack of 244,000 chips, putting him in a prime position to go back for another shot at the title.
The 94 remaining players return Sunday at noon. Follow all the updates here on WSOP.com.