Saturday, October 24, 2015 1:12 AM Local Time
Valentin Vornicu Leads Day 1A
After 15 levels of play, Day 1A of the WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond Main Event comes to a close and Valentin Vornicu leads the field.
589 players made their way to Hammond and put up the $1,675 buy-in to have their shot at a Circuit ring and the lion's share of one of the biggest prizepools of the season, but by the day's end only 116 remained. Vornicu finished the day with the lead after bagging 329,500. Joining him atop the chip counts are Michael Kielbasa with 301,000, Lance Ha with 300,500 and Kelly Minkn with 281,500.
Other notables who made it through the day include Chris Karambinis (214,500), Blake Bohn (215,000), Harrison Gimbel (159,500), Nick Pupillo (213,500), Aditya Prasetyo (204,000), Joe Kuether (170,500) and Nick Jivkov (94,500).
Not everybody was fortunate enough to make it through the day, however. Aaron Massey, Ralph Massey, Cord Garcia, Andy Spears, DJ MacKinnon, Allen Kessler, Ty Reiman, Ravi Raghavan, Jean Gaspard, Javier Zarco, Owais Ahmed, Jerry Payne and Ryan Van Sanford were just a few of the notables who were unable to finish the day with chips.
The Day 1A survivors will come back on Sunday at noon to start Day 2, which will run simultaneously with the $5,300 High Roller event. Players who busted today are eligible to come back on Saturday to play Day 1B of this event. Day 1B gets cards in the air at noon and WSOP.com will have complete coverage of the day's action.