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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Cory Smith Bags Flight C and Overall Chip Lead

Flight C drew 236 players, putting the total entries for the Main Event at 526. This generated a total prize pool of $757,440, paying the top 54 with $173,385 and a $3,600 championship package for first.

For Flight C, 47 players bagged chips for Day 2. They will join the 60 others for a total of 107 players returning tomorrow for a 1 p.m. restart.

Cory Smith (pictured) went on a tear at the end of the night to take the chip lead for Flight C with 441,000 chips. That also makes him the overall chip leader going into Day 2. Neil Patel, who also went on a big upswing in the last few levels of the night, finished 2nd in chips for Flight C and 2nd overall. Both of these players are looking for their first HPT title.

Top 10 Flight C stacks:
Cory Smith - 441,000
Neil Patel - 431,000
Anwar Baig - 358,000
Garrick Ballard - 259,000
James Snyder - 219,000
David Gutfreund - 218,500
John Sun - 216,500
Rob Wazwaz - 203,000
Alan Cutler - 202,000
Paul Sokoloff - 191,500

Complete Flight C chip counts, combined chip counts, and seat assignments will be posted when they are available.

-- Valerie Cross - Hold'em Live Updates

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