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Day 1a of the Main Event Has Bagged for the Night!

Day 1a of the Main Event Has Bagged for the Night!

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Thursday, March 7, 2024 11:17 PM Local Time

Day 1a of the Main Event Has Bagged for the Night!

Players in Day 1a of the Main Event has bagged for the night.

After a Day 1a session that saw 190 total entries, just 30 players remain managed to secure a seat for Day 2 and there are some notables that remain in the hunt for the Main Event title.

Joe Elpayaa is certainly one to watch after he bagged the second biggest stack of the flight. Elpayaa is of particular interest because he has live POKER cashes dating all the way back to 2007 and total live earnings of $1,900,000, but he has never logged a 1st place finish, so to say that he’s gunning to finally have a break through win is likely an understatement.

Justin Hankinson is another player to keep an eye on as well. He was able to put 287,000 in the bag, good for a top 10 stack in this flight, and has over $100,000 in live earnings but has also yet to lock in a first place finish. After a deep run in last year’s Monster Stack in Las Vegas, it’s a safe bet that he’s ready to get the monkey off his back with a 1st place finish as well.

Then, there’s the chip leader. Brian Altman is by far the most decorated player remaining in today’s field. He is the owner of a WSOP bracelet, 4 WSOP Circuit rings (three of which came in Main Events) and have over $8,000,000 in live earnings. And when I say “chip leader”, i mean it; Altman put 1,161,000, more than double his nearest competitor, into the bag to close out the night. He spent the day letting his aggressive play do the talking and built a mountain of hips in the process, setting himself up nicely to make a run at WSOPC Main Event ring #4.

All remaining players will join those who bag the two remaining starting flights for Day 2 on Sunday, March 10th, at 11:00am. A full chip count report will be posted in the “Updates” section of this event’s page.

Stay tuned as we provide updates on the Main Event during all three starting flights and hand history live coverage from Day 2 on.

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