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Two Former Champs in Top Five at First Break

Two Former Champs in Top Five at First Break

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Saturday, January 20, 2024 1:30 PM Local Time

Two Former Champs in Top Five at First Break

First Break Chip Leader Michael Rocco 

They’re well on their way to another record-breaking WSOP Circuit field here at Thunder Valley Casino Resort.

Through three levels, 266 entries have filled the room, bringing the overall total to an even 600 and $909,000 toward the prize pool.

Remember that $500,000 guarantee? Yah, it’s gone and almost a lock to be doubled before registration closes before Level 13.

Sizable stacks are being built already with Anthony Rocco on top of the counts with 153,000 chips, and former Thunder Valley Circuit Main Event champs Paul Richardson and Michael Persky also inside the top five.

1. Anthony Rocco – 153,000
2. Cole Chait – 128,600
3. Paul Richardson – 120,000
4. Daniel Hughes – 115,000
5. Michael Persky – 104,000

Other notables in the field include:

Joseph Quaile – 73,200
Barry Shulman – 59,000
Ari Engel – 58,000
Carolyn Patterson – 54,000
Scott Eskenazi – 48,100
Bob Mather – 47,000
Charisse Case – 45,300
Lexy Gavin-Mather – 44,700
Maxwell Young – 42,000
Bilguun Odgerel – 39,300

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