The RunGood Poker Series All Stars Comeback Tour Seminole Coconut Creek $600 Main Event saw the second of two starting flights come through and bring another impressive crowd of 314 entrants to the South Florida felt in search of advancing to Day 2 action. The field was brought down to just 45 players by night's end, with Vito DiStefano bagging up the chip lead with 311,000 in chips, which is behind the 406,000 chip stack of Day 1a chip leader David Albertson.
DiStefano was in action early and often throughout the day, starting out hot in Level 2 when his flopped straight found a pair of customers who had flopped two pair. Sitting with heaps early helped DiStefano get a stack with which he could pull off impressive bluffs, crack aces, and spike sets to cruise through the day with relatively few speed bumps.
Coming in second in chips is Theo Lawson (295,000), who padded an already impressive stack in the last few hands of the day by cracking pocket kings with pocket jacks. Other notables who managed to bag up chips include Luis Mantilla (248,000), Mark Lafata (215,000), and Joseph Nolin (100,000).
Not everyone was able to navigate the huge field to return for Day 2, including former Survivor champ "Boston" Rob Mariano, 14-time WSOP Circuit Ring winner Maurice Hawkins, married two-time WSOP Bracelet winners Loni Hui and Phillip Hui, and Tommy Bates.
Day 2 is set to begin tomorrow at 11 a.m. EST, with the 45 players from today's flight joining the 29 from Day 1a to play down to a winner. Action will kick off at Level 15 (2,000/4,000/4,000) and levels will be 40-minutes in length for the duration of Day 2. Full prize pool information is set to be released before the tournament begins, so be sure to stay tuned to PokerNews for full payout information, as well as the Day 2 seat draw, as we crown the latest RunGood Poker Series All Stars Comeback Tour champ!