The World Series of Poker Circuit festival, which is currently in progress in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has reached its culminating point and all players present now have the chance to participate in the Main Event. The long-anticipated Event #9A: $1,675 Main Event is going to take a total of five days as scheduled and each player is ready to lay their hands on one of the top prizes on the leader board.
This culminating event has three starting flights in total, thus giving a large number of people the chance to make their way in towards the big cashes. Due to the significant buy-in which is mandatory for participation the guaranteed prize pool is also larger than usual, but still sufficient for all players, as it amounts to $1,000,000. Due to the large interest towards participation, the total paid prize pool is expected to surpass that figure. Thursday saw the first initial starting flight beginning and this resulted in some 13 players continuing ahead towards the official Day 2 of the Main Event.
Among them, the chip leader was Jonathan Poche who generated some 379,000 and just enough to take the lead and welcome the rest of his rivals who managed to survive at the next level of the game. Throughout the levels of poker action, he managed to climb his way from the middle of the unofficial leader board all the way to the top and to secure his position on Day 2. Some of the others returning to Day 2 include Joshua Turner, Justin Gardenhire, Colin Perry, Sergio Ramirez, and Charlie Nguyen. Some 91 players made a good use of the late registration and made their way into the tournament over the progress of the first 12 levels of action.
Timeline of Poker Action
This Friday brought Day 1B of the Main Event and it attracted a total of 230 players to the felt ready to claim the throne and see who among them is the best. Among them was Chris Moneymaker who is better known as the lucky winner of the WSOP 2003 Main Event.
Many were positive that he will reach far in this tournament, but unfortunately, he had to make his way out soon after the official start of poker action. When asked to share his thought on his performance so far, he said that Day 1C would be his second chance to make it all the way to the top and well into Day 2 of the Main Event.
The champion in the previous Main Event held at Tulsa, William Berry could not make it to the poker tables during the first initial flight, but he returned successfully on Day 1B and his run brought him some 145,000 in chips at the end of the day. Last year he managed to reach the throne which came with $180,806. However, the chip leader at the moment is Daniel Jones who managed to generate some 348,000 during his run. The third and final starting flight of the Main Event will commence this Saturday, giving players their last chance to make it to the second day on Sunday.