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2012-13 WSOP Circuit Lodge Casino Day 1c: Evan Ross Finishes On Top

WSOP Circuit

It was a short day for Day 1c of the 2012-13 World Series of Poker Circuit Main Event at the Lodge Casino — at least for poker tournament standards. The day last eight hours with 150 players originally sitting down hoping to build up a stack to contend with the survivors from yesterday. After 12 action-packed levels, Evan Ross led the way with 141,100 in chips. Following Ross in the counts are WSOP gold bracelet winner Mitch Schock (116,300) and Randy Nguyen (109,100).

From Day 1c, 58 players are moving on to Day 2 to join the 76 who moved on from Day 1a and 1b. Amongst those who are still alive are David “ODB” Baker (89,800), Phillip Hui (65,700), Michael Taylor (54,000) and Michael Sanders (19,800), who is looking for back-to-back tournament victories here in Black Hawk.

Unfortunately, not everyone was able to make it through the day. Along the way we lost two-time bracelet winner Carter Phillips, Eric Roussakis, Rex Clinkscales and Chris Conrad. All of these players have fired two bullets and are therefore done in this tournament.

There are a few notables who busted on their first bullet today. That list includes Nghi Van Tran, La Sengphet, “Cowboy” John Land and WSOP Circuit Lake Tahoe Main Event champion Cary Marshall. These players will have the option to come back tomorrow and buy in directly to Day 2. If they do so, they will have to start with a stack of 20,000 with the blinds at 700/1,400/200.

Heading into Day 2, here are the top 10 chip counts:

RankPlayerChips
1Ross Lecavalier211,700
2Ki-J Nam150,300
3Derrick Yamada149,600
4Evan Ross141,000
5Matt Zoorob138,100
6Bruce Carter138,000
7Mstr Lynch137,800
8Ralph Massey128,500
9Jonathan Seelbach125,800
10James Faircloth122,600

That does it for Day 1c. Tomorrow, the 134 survivors from flights 1a, 1b and 1c will return and join any other players who still have the option to buy in Sunday morning. When they all get together, the plan is to play until Level 25 or until the final table is reached, whichever comes first. Play begins at 11 a.m. local time.

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