The MSPT Sycuan $360 Regional Event proved to be a massive affair. On Friday, 305 runners competed on Day 1a, and on Saturday an additional 275 partook. For Saturday's third and final flight, 467 entrants entered Day 1c to bring the total field up to 1,047 entries.
After 15 levels of play on Day 1c, 59 players remained with Tiffany Nguyen and her stack of 825,000 leading the way. That is ahead of both Day 1a chip leader Happy Spaulding (786,000) and Day 1b chip leader Benjamin Moon (560,000)
Others to make it through Day 1c were Robert Fortuno (548,000), Anthony Nguyen (489,000), Sarah Smart (385,000), and Ben Brown (374,000), who round out the top five stacks.
Of course, not everyone was so fortunate. Among those to fire and fall on Day 1c were popular poker vlogger Johnnie “Vibes” Moreno, CardPlayer Cruises co-owner Mark Napolitano, former Jeopardy! contestant Jeff Grimes, Marty Gorenc, one-time chip leaders Valentin Navarro and Ramon Reyes, and PLON founder Lena Evans, who will now help host tomorrow’s Ladies Event.
Day 2 will begin at 11 a.m. local time on Sunday. PokerNews will be on-hand bringing you all the updates from start to finish, so be sure to join us then.