The $700,000 guaranteed Season XV HPT $2,500 Championship Event here at Hollywood Casino St. Louis continues today with Day 1c of the Main Event at Noon local time, the third and final starting flight for players to try and bag up chips for Day 2.
Day 1b saw 143 players hit the felt, bringing the total number of entrants over the first two flights to exactly 200 players. 39 more players managed to bag and tag to join the 18 players from Day 1a in preparation for Day 2, and leading the way with the only stack north of 300,000 is Brent Barfield, who'll return on Day 2 with a whopping 398,300. Other notables who managed to join Barfield in conquering the day include Dan Lowery (292,700), Nick Davidson (213,400), Kyle Cartwright (86,200), Bill Byrnes (32,900), and James Mackey (26,000).
Today's Day 1c flight will see players start with 30,000 in tournament chips, and the blinds will kick off at 100/100. Ten one-hour levels will be played today, with a fifteen-minute break after every two levels and a one-hour dinner break after Level 6. Players can late register or use a single re-entry option up through the beginning of Level 9.
Cards will be in the air at Noon local time, so be sure to stay tuned to PokerNews to catch all the action as a host of new contenders hit the felt here in St. Louis!