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2012-13 World Series of Poker Circuit Horseshoe Southern Indiana Day 1: Brletich Leads

Action has wrapped up Saturday night for both starting flights at the 2012-2013 World Series of Poker Circuit presented by Southern Comfort 100 Proof Horseshoe Southern Indiana Main Event. The two starting flights attracted 330 players, 201 and 129 respectively, and at the end of the day, 176 players remain. Greg Brletich emerged as the chip leader with a stack of 116,300.

Just behind Brletich are Sean Winter (115,100), “Italian” Mike Iacovone (112,000), Stephen Dodd (96,500) and Chad Eveslage (95,100). William Newman, James Barger, Steven Gurney-Goldman, Sterling Savill, Robert Gee and Joe Daddario are also among the leaders.

Kenny Nguyen, “Captain” Tom Franklin, Chris Karambinis, Aaron Massey, Kathy Liebert, Eric Baldwin, Rex Clinkscales, Mike Holm, Doug Carli, Robert Scott, Luther Louis, Aaron Steury, and Corey Burbick also advanced to Day 2.

Clinkscales failed to get anything going on Day 1a and busted about halfway through. But Day 1b was a different story. He surged to the top of the counts late in the day when he made a set holding pocket nines and his opponent paired an ace.

Ari Engel has already made a final table at this stop, in Event #6, finishing in second place. He secured his chips to advance to Day 2 when he induced his opponent to move all in on the river of a board reading {8-Hearts} {6-Diamonds} {K-Hearts} {8-Spades} {10-Hearts}. His opponent held {A-Diamonds} {8-Diamonds}, but Engel held pocket sixes for a full house.

Of those who were unable to make it through their Day 1 starting flight were Kat Bowen, Abraham Araya, Miguel Borrero, and Nancy Birnbaum among others.

Cards will be in the air on day 2 at 1300 EST and 12 levels of play are scheduled. Follow all the WSOPC action live on Pokernews.com.

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