Day 1C of the Playground WSOP-C 2018 Main Event got underway at 12:00pm today and has just now come to a close in the Tournament Hall. They played ten 60-minute levels today, as is the case in each of the Day 1s in this event. All Day 1’s run for 10 levels. Days 2 and 3 will play 10 levels. Day 4 will play until we crown a winner.
Once the final hand was completed on the day, a whopping 163 players remained, each of whom has now qualified for Day 2 in the tournament, which gets under way Saturday, September 1st at 12:00PM
Jishant Sapra was off to a great start, and stayed on the leader boards all day. By the first break, he was barely 5K behind chip leader Dylan Maille Thibault. Even though we had 300+ active players at that time, both players were among the only 5 players with a six-figure stack. When the second break rolled around, Jishant had amassed no less than 308,000 chips, more than 5x the average, and twice the chips of his closest competitor.
By the dinner break other players were starting to emerge as leaders as well, including Raichura Kalpesh, who held the 6th position. At the final break of the day, Raichura was now chip leader with a little more than 300,000 chips and Jishant was down to fourth place. But the numbers didn’t mean much since barely 50K separated the first 6 players on the leader board.
At the end of the day, it was Sebastien Labbe who bagged the most chips: 427,600. Alain Medesan comes in second place with 413,200, the only other player above 400K.
Players are slowly exiting the Tournament Hall as the tournament staff take care of the bagged chips and verify counts. The final counts for the day have been published on the Main Event Combined Day 1 Results page.
Congratulations to all who have made it to Day 2!