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Herrick and Shing Bag Big in Record-Breaking Thunder Valley Main Event Opener

Herrick and Shing Bag Big in Record-Breaking Thunder Valley Main Event Opener

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Saturday, January 20, 2024 1:00 AM Local Time

Herrick and Shing Bag Big in Record-Breaking Thunder Valley Main Event Opener

Day 1A Chip Leader Brendon Herrick 

Records continued to fall Friday here at Thunder Valley Casino Resort, as the previous best-ever field of 292 for Day 1A of a WSOP Circuit Main Event was soared past by the 334 that turned out for Friday’s opening flight.

The $500,000 guarantee has already been passed, with that turnout generating $506,010 toward the prizepool already. $1,000,000 for the final total is well within reach.

Speaking of a million, Two players nearly hit that mark in chips by the end of the night as Brendon Herrick (997,000), and Tsz Shing (982,000) bagged by far the biggest stacks from the final 51 players who have advanced to Day 2 and made the money. Dann Turner is third with 758,000 while Wesley Haymond (599,000) and Kenneth Hirose (593,000) round out the top five.

Complete Day 1A chip counts are available under the ‘Reports’ tab above.

Plenty of big names turned out for this record-breaking day, but many of them will have to return Saturday for Day 1B which begins at 11 a.m. PT.

Among them were the last two Thunder Valley Circuit Main Event champions, Michael Persky and Bilguun Odgerel.

Eric Baldwin, Adam Hendrix, Brett Murray, Scott Eskenazi, Lexy Gavin-Mather, Bob Mather, Robbi Jade Lew, Amir Lehavot, and Jeremy Becker are just a few of the names that will need to fire again on Day 1B in hopes of advancing to Day 2 which starts Sunday at noon PT.

Be sure to keep an eye on PokerOrg Instant, for extended coverage on the road to another WSOP Circuit Thunder Valley Main Event champion!

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