Day 1c Completed
Day 1c Completed
Day 1c of the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) Sycuan $1,100 Main Event saw the largest field of the three opening flights with 212 entries filling the Sycuan Casino Resort ballroom.
With 410,000 chips, Scott Sisler narrowly edged Jeffrey Jordan (409,000) for the honor of taking the flight’s largest stack into Sunday’s final day of play.
Leading the other notables into Day 2 is 4-time WSOP bracelet winner Adam Friedman, who will bring 225,000 chips with him as he looks to make his 9th MSPT final table on Sunday.
The battle for the chip lead was fierce all day, with several players holding top spot throughout the day, but not all even making it to Day 2. Brandon Lee was one of the fortunate ones, finishing 4th on the day with 331,000 chips, many of them coming from a big hand late in the day.
Others like Ed Alikhani, who at one point had double his next closest competitor early in the day and was the first to 200,000, found themselves out the door before the night was done.
Main Event Day 1c Top 10 Chip Counts
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Along with the 29 survivors from Day 1c, another 30 from the first two flights return Sunday at 11 am PT with their eyes on the $98,320 top prize, with 54 of the final 59 earning at least $2,058.
The healthy first prize comes thanks to the $300,000 guarantee being shattered, with a final prize pool of $457,310 announced.
MSPT Sycuan $1,100 Main Event Payouts
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Play will resume Sunday at 11 am PT Sunday with blinds rolled back to midway through Level 14 with blinds of 2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 big blind ante. PokerNews will have all the action beginning Sunday at 11 am PT until a champion is crowned, so be sure to join us then.
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Twenty-eight players have survived the day and will advance to Sunday's Day 2.
Stay tuned for final chip counts and a full recap.
Christina Gollins has just joined the exclusive group of players over 300,000 chips after eliminating Bradford Lawn with a pair of jacks versus Lawn's nut flush draw.
29 players now remain.
Mary Anne Madruga and Ramira Perez are the latest eliminations, bring the field 6 players away from a hard stop with 22 minutes left in the level.
With the recent eliminations of Kyle Frey and Anthony Pitesa, just 33 players remain.
Play will end at the end of this level or if the final 25 players are reached
Ed Alikhani's run has ended at the hands of Paul Rodgers.
They got it in preflop with Rodgers needing help.
The board ran out bringing Rodgers the ace on the river to give him the hand and eliminate Alikhani.