Two-time gold bracelet winner Calvin Anderson is leading a pack of 136 players into the second day of the WSOP Circuit Harrah’s Cherokee Main Event
The WSOP Circuit Harrah’s Cherokee Main Event is entering its next stage after the second of two starting flights was completed last night at the host venue, Harrah’s Cherokee in North Carolina.
The tournament drew a field of 1,087 entrants who generated a prize pool of $1,646,805. The money was split into prizes for the top 117 finishers, min-cashes starting from $2,701. Waiting for a winner is a top payout of $300,536 along with a gold ring and a seat into the season-ending Global Casino Championship that is set to take place namely at Harrah’s Cherokee.
There were 86 survivors to make it through all levels played on Day 1B. They will be joined by the 50 Day 1A survivors into Day 2 of the major event. The 136 players advancing from the two starting flights will resume action today at noon local time at the poker tables of the host casino. They are scheduled to play ten, one-hour levels.
The final day of the tournament is slated for Monday, April 22. As mentioned earlier, players are vying for a first-place prize of $300,536. Each of the nine final tablists is guaranteed a min-cash of $29,807.
Calvin Anderson Leads the Way
Progressing from Day 1B, Calvin Anderson is leading the pack of survivors into Day 2. The player bagged and tagged 959,000 to secure his advantage into the next stage of the $1,700 buy-in Main Event.
Anderson is a two-time WSOP gold bracelet winner. However, the overnight chip leader is yet to claim a gold ring from WSOP’s sister brand. Winning the precious piece would not be an easy task, though.
Mike Vanier, a frequent WSOP Circuit participant with 14 cashes from the poker series, is trailing behind Vanier with 773,000. Third on the chip counts chart is 2004 WSOP Main Event champion Greg Raymer. Raymer has 41 cashes from the WSOP and 6 cashes from the WSOP Circuit and nearly $6.7 million in winnings from the two series. He is yet to win his first gold ring.
Notables still in contention for the title include Michael Perrone, Brett Apter, T.K. Miles, Marshall White, and Ralph Massey, among others.
There were also prominent poker pros who could not make it through the starting flights. Loni Harwood, Maurice Hawkins, Ryan Phan, and David Bach were just few of those.
As mentioned above, action is set to resume at 12 pm local time for Day 2. The remaining players are just 21 spots away from the money bubble, which means that it will likely burst in the first levels of play.
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