After 14 levels and eight hours of play, Day 1A of the $300 + $30 Closer is in the books.
In a flight that had a total of 186 entries (including 43 re-entries), Day 1A was a spirited and lively affair, one that saw a lot of exciting poker action. At the end of the evening, just 32 players remained at their seats and officially qualify for Day 2, which will take place Monday, September 2nd at 1:00pm.
Today’s chip leader was Anthony Ribeiro, whose nearly 600,000 chips puts him in the best position to start Day 2. He absolutely crushed it, heads and shoulders above the rest of the flight. That said, many other players also finished the evening with respectable chip stacks, relatively speaking. A list of all official chip counts for this event can be found here.
And remember, qualifying players that feel they can do better are allowed to enter as many Day 1 flights as they want. Players who qualify for Day 2 more than once are free to resume play on Day 2 with their largest qualifying stack (all other qualifying stacks will be forfeited).
Speaking of which, there remain three other Day 1s that will take place over the next two days, which means there is plenty of time for other players to take their shot at qualifying for Day 2 and the guaranteed $300,000 prize pool. The next opportunity to take part, Day 1B, kicks off tomorrow, Saturday August 31st, at 7:00pm. We’ll see you there!
Below are some photos of players with substantial finishing stacks. Well done!