RGPS Kansas City Main Event: Terrazas Leads Day 1A, Padilla Second
Day 1A of the Run Good Poker Series Kansas City Main Event is in the books. A total of 122 players queued up at Harrah's Kansas City for the opening flight of this $100,000 guarantee event.
When the day was over, Javier Terrazas held the chip lead (212,500) with a total of 24 players advancing to Day 2. After Day 1B on Friday and Day 1C on Saturday, Day 2 gets underway Sunday at noon.
Several familiar faces took a shot at Day 1A. Craig Welko, Blair Hinkle, Matt Donaldson were all eliminated on Day 1A. Meanwhile, Grant Hinkle (46,500) and Mason Hinkle (188,000) both advanced to Day 2, as well as Justin Gardenhire (60,000).
PokerNews Podcast host [Removed:139] and LFG Podcast Host Jamie Kerstetter both played but failed to bag for Day 2.
Danny Padilla (lead photo) bagged the second biggest stack after holding the lead for most of the day. Padilla bagged 203,500 and was just beaten out during the last level by Terrazas.
"It was a good last level," Terrazas said after bagging the chip lead.
There are still two more flights in the RGPS Kansas City Main Event. Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at noon. The final day will be Sunday at noon when all players combine for a chance to be the next RGPS Main Event Champion.
Top 5 Chip Counts After RGPS Kansas City Day 1A