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The Main Event Crowns A Champion Today; Pinkham Comes In With the Chip Lead

The Main Event Crowns A Champion Today; Pinkham Comes In With the Chip Lead

WPT Global Edited

Monday, March 25, 2024 12:35 AM Local Time

The Main Event Crowns A Champion Today; Pinkham Comes In With the Chip Lead


After three starting flights and a Day 2 session have come and gone, the Main Event here at Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, NY is moving onto the third and final day.

Day 2 saw the return of 124 players, all of whom wanted nothing more than to still be active when the bags came out after 10 levels of play, but when the clock hit 0:00 on the day, just 12 of those original 124 had secured their seat to the penultimate day of the event.

Srikanth Gundela had the second biggest overall stack when Day 2 began and after it’s close, Gundela again found himself bagging the second biggest stack with 7,485,000. Just below him is Brian Ballentine who will bring 6,385,000 into the Day 3 session. 

One player who looms large is crusher Soukha Kachittavong, who will start Day 3 with 5,845,000. Patrick White is a notable bag as well as he finished in 9th in this tournament last year for just over $26,000.

There’s also two women who have found themselves deep in the Main Event as Cindy Spier (1,985,000) and Kathrine Brandt (2,620,000) both bagged up in preparation for the final day, a position Spier is all too familiar with as she finished in 3rd in this very event last year for over $126,000.

All of these players will be looking up at one player, though, as Rodney Pinkham Jr brings a chip lead worth 8,645,000 into the conclusion of this year’s Turning Stone Main Event.

Play will get back underway at noon today with players coming back to Level 28 (60,000/120,000/120,000) with 60-minute levels throughout the completion of the event.

Live updates will be provided here with additional coverage over at instant. POKER .org.

Full Chip Counts:

1st: Rodney Pinkham Jr. – 8,645,000
2nd: Srikanth Gundela – 7,485,000
3rd: Brian Ballentine – 6,385,000
4th: Soukha Kachittavong – 5,845,000
5th: Ethan Bennett – 5,050,000
6th: Kathrine Brandt – 2,620,000
7th: Sherwin Agard – 2,365,000
8th: Patrick White – 2,200,000
9th: Cindy Spier – 1,985,000
10th: Jason Tracey – 1,845,000
11th: Alan Shaw – 1,720,000
12th: Tom Harter – 1,540,000

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