Scott Sisler enters Main Event Day 2 with overall chip lead. Top 33 finishers will earn a WSOP cash.
March 18, 2018 (Biloxi, MS) — With the conclusion of Day 1B, the Harrah’s Atlantic City Circuit Main Event has wrapped up its second and final starting flight.
Friday’s Day 1A flight drew 124 entries while Flight B brought in another 182, combining for a total of 306 entrants. All in all, the field generated a prizepool of 459,000, which will award a World Series of Poker cash to the top 33 finishers. Up top sits a grand prize of $107,862.
A group of 54 survivors will be advancing to Day 2, led by Scott Sisler who secured the Flight A chip lead and was the only player to crack the 400,000 mark. Kevin Blackwood ended with the largest stack of Flight B, but will enter the next leg as third in chips.
Between the two flight leaders is Matt Glantz, owner of one gold ring and nearly $3 million in WSOP earnings. Glantz had a positive Day 1A and control of the second largest stack in play.
Another player who climbed the ranks of Flight A is three-time gold ring winner Peter Vitantonio (178,000). The 34-year-old poker pro finished strong during the first starting leg, scoring some big knockouts, and he rounds out the top-ten stacks going into the next phase.
Some other notables advancing to Day 2 are as follows: Gold bracelet owners, Andy Frankenberger (245,000),Loni Harwood (134,500), Arkadiy Tsinis (90,500), and Shankar Pillai (61,500), as well as gold ring winners, Joseph Liberta (112,500), William Anderson (85,000), Roland Israelashvili (65,500), and Vinny Pahuja (41,500)
Here are the top-five chip rankings going into Day 2:
1st: Scott Sisler – 417,000
2nd: Matt Glantz – 382,000
3rd: Kevin Blackwood – 291,000
4th: Andy Frankenberger – 245,000
5th: Ben McCoy – 224,000
Day 2 chip counts | Day 2 seat draw
The field of 54 players is just 21 spots from the money. Play resumes with Level 16: Blinds 1,500/3,000 with a 500 ante. Day 2 action begins at noon and is scheduled to play through ten, one-hour levels, by which time a final table will likely be reached.