Thursday, September 28, 2017 2:27 AM Local Time
Day 1 Concludes With 41 Survivors
Level 12 concludes, signaling the end of Day 1.
This $1,125-buy-in event boasted a $100,000 guarantee, and that number was exceeded with ease on a busy day at Hard Rock. A total of 180 entries were booked by the time registration closed, creating a prizepool of $180,000. By the end of the day, just 41 players remained.
Farid Jattin ended the day atop the counts, finishing play with 213,900 chips. He's the only player above the 200,000-chip mark so far, and he'll be a force to contend with on Day 2. Jattin is an accomplished player from Colombia, racking up more than $2.2 million in tournament earnings over his career. He has a chance to add to that tomorrow.
Here's the overnight top five:
1. Farid Jattin - 213,900
2. Erik Christensen - 196,900
3. Steve Karp - 184,800
4. Cero Zuccarello - 158,100
5. Kurt Jewell - 131,300
The field in chase is filled with danger, too, including the likes of Alex Rocha (109,600), Arkadiy Tsinis (86,600), Josh Beckley (80,600), Mark Fink (76,800), Darryll Fish (48,100), Loni Harwood (pictured, 41,600), and too many others to name.
Day 2 chip counts | Day 2 seat draw
Blinds will be 800/1,600 with a 200 ante when play resumes, putting the average stack north of 40 big blinds for the time being. Only the final 18 players will earn payouts on Thursday, with a top prize of $48,600 reserved for the winner. And the ring, of course.
Day 2 begins at 2 p.m.