Day 1B of the Main Event delivered another action-packed day that brought out a total of 377 entries. There were roughly 150 players involved at the start of the flight, and they were joined by a steady influx of new players throughout the afternoon. The size of the field was helped along by 79 re-entries, putting nearly 19 million in chips in play.
Today’s turnout brought the total number of entries in the Main Event to 845, on the eve of the final starting flight, Day 1C. Players may also enter (and re-enter) this event on each of the two Day 2s prior to the beginning of level 13.
Several players had turns with the chip lead today. Cletus Severyn took the lead by the first break, but he was overtaken by John Huynh by the second break. Later in the afternoon Matthew Witterick took a significant lead around the mid-point of the flight, but he was eclipsed by the chip leader for this flight, Jishant Sapra, who went on an incredible run following the dinner break. Sapra joined the flight during the dinner break and found ways to run up a stack of roughly eight times the chip average in a very short time span.
To see the combined Day 1 results, click here.