The opening day flights are complete in the $360 Regional at the 2021 MSPT United States Poker Championship. The Sycuan Casino events center in San Diego, CA hosted 519 entries combined on Day 1a, Day 1b, and Day 1c.
That field of 519 is down to the final 66 players, and those contenders will return for Day 2 action today, beginning at 11 a.m.
The tournament will play to a champion today, with a $33,149 first-place prize on the line. A total of 54 players will make it into the payout structure, all vying for a piece of the $155,700 prize pool.
Alex Madriaga (694,000) enters Day 2 as the overall tournament chip leader. Other big stacks include Matt Bradford (510,000), Dantram Huynh (502,000), Pedro Prado (468,000), Tim Daly (468,000), Dana Katzenmeier (441,000) and Tim Tang (424,000).
Play resumes at Level 16 Sunday, with the blinds at 3,000/6,000/6,000. Day 2 will play through 30-minute levels until a champion is crowned. The top 54 players are assured at least a min-cash of $694.
Keep it right here with the PokerNews live reporting team Sunday to see who goes home with the MSPT $360 Regional championship!