Johnny Landreth leads 101 hopefuls into the second day of the WSOP Circuit Harrah’s New Orleans Main Event, vies for 4th gold ring
The WSOP Circuit is just days away from wrapping up its current season. The series is at Harrah’s New Orleans, its last stop on the 2018/2019 schedule of the popular tournament poker brand.
The stop’s most important event – the $1,700 Main Event – kicked off at the host casino on Friday, and the second of two starting flights was completed last night. It was one-time gold ring winner DJ Alexander (top left picture) who scooped the largest stack at the end of Day 1B, good for 436,500 in chips. The player topped the 69 survivors who made it through the end of the day.
Day 1B drew 356 entries. Combined with Day 1A’s 226 participants, the field created included 582 runners for the title and the first-place prize. The generated prize pool of $881,730 was split into payouts for the top 63 finishers, min-cashes starting from $2,883. The money bubble is expected to burst at some point today.
Action resumes today at noon local time with 101 hopefuls, the 89 survivors from Day 1B and the 32 players who made it through Day 1A.
WSOP Circuit veteran Dan Lowery collected the second biggest stack at the end Day 1B and is headlining the remaining survivors into the second day of play. Lowery recently won his ninth gold ring from the series. He is now vying for another gold piece and his 70th cash from the WSOP Circuit.
Who’s the Overall Chip Leader?
Johnny Landreth will be leading the final 101 players into the penultimate day of action. The player bagged and tagged 470,500 at the end of Day 1A for the overall chip lead. Landreth, who has 23 previous cashes from the WSOP Circuit, is eyeing his fourth title from the series and his fourth gold ring.
As mentioned earlier, action at the host casino is set to begin at noon local time. The remaining players will play ten levels, each level 60 minutes in length, before calling it a day. Those who make it through all the levels scheduled for today will return to Harrah’s New Orleans at noon on Monday to play down to a champion.
The winner will scoop $185,158 in prize money, a WSOP Circuit gold ring, and a ticket into the season-ending Global Casino Championship that will take place in August at Harrah’s Cherokee in North Carolina and will award a gold bracelet to the winner.
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