The $350 Mini Series Main Event at Ameristar St. Charles drew 416 total players. There are 55 returning for Day 2 action today but only one can walk away with the $28,710 first-place prize.
Flight A on Friday saw 146 entries and yesterday's Flight B drew 270 players for a two-day total of 416 total entries. That created a prize pool of $124,800. Cards are in the air for the 55 players who made it through to Day 2. Of those players, 45 are guaranteed at least $686. The top 3 will all earn a 5-figure payday with first place taking home $28,710.
The overall chip leader to start the day is Brian Schoonover with 273,000 chips. Several other notables made it through the first two flights of the local-heavy field including past Main Event champion Matt Paten and former local news anchor Larry Conners.
The first of three flights in the $1,650 Main Event from Ameristar Casino Hotel East Chicago kicks off today at 2pm. Players start with 30,000 chips and 40 minutes levels in this big blind ante event and registration is open until the start of level 10, or approximately 9:45pm. Players are allowed a single re-entry in each flight.Read more
The $1,100 Main Event from The Meadows Racetrack and Casino just outside of Pittsburgh is underway. This tournament features two starting flights. Flight A is Friday at 2pm and Flight B is Saturday at noon. Day 2 will take place Sunday at 11am and the tournament will conclude with a televised final table on Monday at noon.Read more