The third and final flight of the 2020 Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) played to its conclusion Saturday, drawing 323 entries to bring the total number of entries up to 1,068 across the three Day 1 flights. When play finished for the evening, Scott Sisler had climbed to the top of the leader board, both for Day 1c and the overall field.
In total, 120 players advanced from the flight, adding their names to the 214 who already bagged from the first two flights. However, registration will remain open through the first two levels of Day 2 on Sunday, and a large line of people were waiting in line before play even finished on the evening, adding their names to the alternate list once Day 2 registration opened at the end of play on Day 1c.
Aaron Van Blarcum (337,000) also bagged a massive stack, finishing the day just shy of Sisler. Others to advance with above-average stacks included Ryan Phan (236,000), Nipun Java (145,500), Kyle Anderson (140,000), and Jorden Helstern (134,500).
Players such as Adam Demersseman, Ben Keeline, Blake Whittington, and Stanley Lee were less fortunate, though they will have one final shot at glory should they wish to take it as a Day-2 alternate. Day 2 will resume at 11 a.m. local time with 10 more one-hour levels on the docket and blinds resuming at 800/1,600/1,600.
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