Saturday, May 13, 2017
Last Starting Flight of HPT Main Event Starts at 1 pm!
The third and final flight of the HPT at the Ameristar in East Chicago starts at 1 p.m. local time. The first two flights got a total of 290 players, and 60 players made Day 2 so far.
Daniel Loizzo got 3rd in this event in January, and is the current overall chip leader with 412,500 chips. Complete chip counts from A and B can be found above with the Home tab, but here are the top 10 so far:
1 - Daniel Loizzo - 412,500
2 - Andualem Mequnint - 406,000
3 - Tom Koral - 345,500
4 - Aaron Johnson - 343,500
5 - Ryan Olisar - 327,500
6 - Jim Dark - 304,000
7 - Jim Carroll - 278,500
8 - Brian Berend - 258,000
9 - Michael O'Neill - 256,500
10 - Andy Rogowski - 233,500
For today's flight, players receive 30,000 starting chips for the $1,650 buyin. Blinds are 40 minutes for Day 1 and 60 minutes for Day 2 and after with breaks every two hours of play. There will be a 60-minute dinner break after Level 9 and players may enter or re-enter Flight C until the start of Level 10.
Play will continue through Level 15 and advancing players will bag chips for Day 2 Sunday at 1 p.m. The final table will be livestreamed on Twitch.tv Monday at noon. Updates on the action will be provided here until a winner is declared, so stick around.
-- Valerie Cross - Hold'em Live Updates