The 10 levels scheduled to be played during Day 1B of the WPT Playground are now complete, and we are ready to move onto Day 2. From the 380 total entries that took place, 159 bagged chips at the end of their starting flights, including 54 from Day 1A and 105 from Day 1B.
The biggest stack of the flight belongs to Michel-Claude Baroud, who bagged a hefty 201,800 – a touch shy of the overall chip leader Anthony Zinno (209,200) but still second in chips overall for Day 2. Other big stacks from Day 1B include Jean-Pascal Savard (186,400), Zachary Donovan (165,400), Ramesh Puradchithasan (162,000), Ruben Perceval (156,500), Thundup Ringpa (153,800), Doug Hartwick (144,700) and Kelly Kellner (135,800). The full list of player-reported chip counts from the two starting flights are available here: Day 1A | Day 1B. Seating assignments for Day 2 will be published when tournament staff makes it available.
A cool $241,500 is reserved for the eventual tournament champion, in addition to a US$15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions seat, valued at C$19,500. The top 48 players will lock in a cash prize, and an appearance on the 6-handed final table will secure a $45,690 cash. Information about the prize-pool and payout structure can be found here.
Day 2 takes place tomorrow at 12pm, and will play through 9 levels of 1-hour before players bag onto Day 3. As a reminder, all qualifiers will need to bring a piece of photo ID with them to the felts tomorrow.
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Top stacks from Day 1B:
Photographs from level 10: