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HPO Season 4 Lawrenceburg Regional Main Event Day 1b: Jared Palmer Finishes On Top

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  • Jared Palmer topped the pack after Day 1b of the Hollywood Poker Open Season 4 Lawrenceburg Regional Main Event.

Day 1b of the Hollywood Poker Open Season 4 Lawrenceburg Regional Main Event was completed on Saturday, and the second starting flight saw the 148-entry field cut down to just 23 at night's end following another 14 levels of play.

Jared Palmer bagged the most chips at the end of play Saturday, with an impressive 306,500. Michael Filippidis was not too far behind after he bagged 293,500, and other notables to advance were Keven Stammen (244,500), Blake Barnes (220,000), and Al Hencheck (107,000).

Day 1a Chip Counts

1Jared Palmer306,500
2Michael Filippidis293,500
3Keven Stammen244,500
4Michael Gray225,500
5Blake Barnes220,000
6TM Williams203,500
7Greg Burns193,000
8Stuart Hoag157,000
9Robert Pound118,500
10Chris Underwood115,500
11Al Hencheck107,000
12George Lusby99,500
13Shawn Dent96,000
14Thomas Schafer93,500
15Harry Thomas78,000
16Chris Best74,500
17Angela Shade61,000
18Greg McCurry57,000
19Ken Bonnett55,500
20Matt Hils47,500
21Gerald Smith39,500
22Barb Walston38,500
23Gregory Johnson35,500

Although Palmer did well to surpass the 300,000-chip mark and finish as the flight's leader, he'll still trail Day 1a's Josh Lowing, who bagged up 326,500 on Friday.

Of course, not everyone who played made it through to Day 2, and some of those to bust included Kurt Jewell, Claude Purches, and Scott Schwalich.

Between the two Day 1 flights, the combined field size amounted to 229 entries, creating a prize pool of $229,000. The 23 survivors from Saturday will join the 13 folks that made it through Friday’s Day 1a flight for Day 2 on Sunday, and all eyes will be solely fixed on the $54,956 set to go to the winner.

Check back in with PokerNews on Sunday as we will bring you all of the Day 2 action, starting at 12:15 p.m. local time.

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