Day 1a of the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) Venetian $1,100 Main Event is officially in the books with 385 total entries tallied by night's end. Those who entered came to play and the action at the tables proved to be eventful from start to finish.
After 15 full levels, it was Adrian Bertini (471,000) leading the pack of 46 by a margin after finishing the night with an exclamation mark. The top five is rounded out by four other players who finished the day north of 300,000: Tony Zharnitsky (394,000), Andrew Moreno (369,000), James Voles (368,000), and Hal Klein (333,000).
Of course, not everyone was fortunate enough to make it through the night. Among those to fire and fall in Tuesday’s flight were WSOP bracelet winner's Robert Mitchell, Brett Apter, and Michael Wang, along with MSPT Champion's Bob Whalen, and Chris Moon were just a few who took their shot at a bag on Day 1a only to come up short. All who have yet to advance will have two more starting flights for further attempts.
Day 1b will get underway at 11:10 a.m. on Wednesday. Late registration and re-entries will remain open through Level 9 (approximately 6:40 p.m.). PokerNews will be on hand to capture all the action, so be sure to join us then