Saturday, January 16, 2016 9:58 AM Local Time
The Race for Casino Champion
With just two rings left to be awarded at Choctaw, the race for Casino Champion is heating up. Most of those in contention for the title are in attendance for this Main Event.
TJ Thondup is the current leader with 75 points, thanks to his victory in Event #5 and a fifth-place finish in Event #9. Thondup failed to bag up on Day 1A, and he's nursing a starting stack here in the early stages of Day 1B. He has a 2.5-point lead over Kevin Haines, who is one of the few near the top who hasn't been spotted yet in the Main.
Behind those two lurk John Holley (60 points), Marshall White (57.5), and Greg Himmelbrand (55), and all three are among today's Day 1B participants.
The player who finishes with the most points wins an automatic entry into the WSOP Global Casino Championship, details of which will be announced soon.
Click here to see the current Casino Champion leaderboard for Choctaw.