Ed McPike was the first BigStack of Day 1 @HPTPoker @AmeristarSC $1650 Main Event. when his Pocket_Nines went quads against the Pocket_Kings of Roger Campbell in Level 1.
McPike maintained a decent stack all night long, ending up as the top stack as the Bag-n-Tag came at the end of Level 15.
Here's all 6 players who are moving on to Sunday's noon start for Day 2 of the Main Event, listed in order of chipcounts.
Day 1B starts at 2pm Friday.
-- Dan Ross, Hold'em Live Updates