The World Series of Poker has its Main Event currently in progress and so far the game is just as exciting as everyone expected it to be. Day 1b of the poker tournament took place this Sunday and after showing proficient performance on the felt Parker Talbot continues ahead as the fourth among the top five players in the event. Talbot is an 888poker Ambassador and his path throughout the day was closely observed by many. The number of chips he currently possesses estimates to 179,500 which is enough to make him a substantial competition to the rest of the players.
King’s Casino in Rozvadov, the Czech Republic is one of the hottest poker locations at the moment, since the Main Event of WSOPE is in progress, which means that hundreds of players compete for the big throne. There were a total of 265 entries who entered the second flight of the first day of the tournament and this adds up to the two-flight total of 490. As many as 190 of them received money for the good run they had. Among the players who continue ahead on Day 2 of the Main Event are 888poker Ambassadors Vivian Saliba with 100,300, Sofia Lovgren who amassed 40,800, as well as Natalia Hof who has her hands on 8,600 in chips.
Chip Leader with Promising Performance
The chip leader at the end of Day 1b was Henry Tran from Canada, who has his hands on 224,700 in chips. He was followed by Croatian Josip Simunic who has a chip stack amounting to 189,100, which marks a considerable gap between the first and the second place in the temporary leader board. The third position is reserved for Marc MacDonnell from Ireland and his chip count amounting to 182,500. Italian Mustapha Kanit is the fifth player close to the top and his chips amount to 177,100 at the moment.
Canadian poker player Parker Talbot is better known in the poker industry with his online nickname ‘tonkaaaa’ and this has been his domain of interest for quite some time. He has only recently begun his live tournament career and the reason for this slight change is his partnership with 888poker. Talbot is their ambassador and only over the span of 2017 he has managed to amass more than $100,000 in live tournament cashes. The Main Event is going to return for his second day this Monday and when it commences Talbot will have more than 200 big blinds.
As for the chip leader Tran, he is also a highly promising player as he performed proficiently at the tournament. He managed to defeat many of his opponents, among them former champions in previous WSOP Main Events. Tran has total live earnings amounting to $1.8 million, but so far his closest encounter with a gold bracelet was back in 2012 when he finished fourth in a $1,000 event. His chances of beating his personal record are high at this Main Event.