$1,100 Main Event

Matthew Waldt and Jeff Heiberg tie for the Chip Lead in Day 1a of MSPT Venetian Poker Bowl IV Main Event

jessefullen • Level 15: 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante
Matthew Waldt and Jeff Heiberg

Day 1a of the Season 11 MSPT Poker Bowl IV came to a successful close with a total of 141 entrants and 18 remaining advancing to Saturday's Day 2. An MSPT first occurred Wednesday night when two players bagged the exact same amount to tie for the chip lead. Both Matthew Waldt of Las Vegas, Nevada and Jeff Heiberg of Buffalo, Wyoming bagged 441,000 of the approximate 3.5 million chips in play. The two chip leaders get the spotlight and two days off to prepare for the eventual Day 2 on Saturday, February 1st.

Some notable players who didn't make it through Day 1a include Scott Clements, Ashley Sleeth, Ryan Laplante, Jeremy Ausmus, and Mike Del Vecchio.

Sorel Mizzi and Joseph Cheong both bagged and are looking forward to a few days off before Day 2 begins on Saturday. There are still two more flights in the $1,100 Main Event, which features a hefty $1,000,000 guarantee.

Day 1b starts at 12:10 p.m. PT on Thursday, while 1c will be at the same time on Friday, and PokerNews will be there to cover the action as the field grows and we get closer to Day 2 and an eventual winner.

Tags: Ashley SleethJeff HeibergJeremy AusmusJoseph CheongMatthew WaldtMike Del VecchioRyan LaplanteScott ClementsSorel Mizzi