A total of 108 entries were made on Day 1A of the $500,000 secured Tour card poker player It took place at The Venetian, part of the ongoing DeepStack Extravaganza Poker Festival on the Las Vegas Strip.
The $1,600 entry course features three kickoffs in total, with 12.5% room for the money. This means that 14 players will advance to the second day, ensuring at least a minimum amount of cash to survive the first starting day.
Each player started the tournament with a 40,000 stacksBlindness levels were set for 40 minutes. In addition, those who registered before the start of Tier 2 were given a discount on their tournament fee. However, players can buy back until the beginning of level 13.
Craig Mason, who finished second in the tip He lives Main eventing in the Caribbean for $1.2 million, he was the chip leader for most of the day before losing some chips in the later levels. Mason got a huge boost at the end of the night however when his AJ tackled him against Sean Banahan’s QJ on a high flop.
It wasn’t long after that that Thomas Coolidge found himself bogged down and in danger of blowing out with an 8-7 score against Mark Cullen’s A-6. Finding no help, Coolidge was left out of one place just shy of money.
Mason finished with the biggest overall pile, with 590,000. Follow him WSOP Circuit Winner David Richards (575,000), WSOP Ralph Berry winner of the bracelet (522000), Colin (511000), winner of the bracelet and WPT Champion Dylan Linde (455,000). Other notables still in contention include standout venetian poker and ex card player Player of the Year Eric Baldwin and WPT Champion Jordan Christos.
Tournament play continues on Friday at 11:10 am with Day 1 B. Again, players who enter before level 2 will receive a discount on the tournament rake.
Here are the number of chips for day 1a.
Craig Mason – 590,000
David Richards – 575,000
Ralph Perry – 522000
Mark Cullen – 511000
Dylan Linde – 455,000
Adam Walton – 455,000
Jared Strauss – 340,000
Eric Baldwin – 308,000
Simon Tapperham – 152,000
Jordan Christos – 108,000
High Park – 98,000
Peter Maugar – 89,000
Ronnie Anderson – 66,000
Jeff Tanui – 59,000