Tournament Director Jeremy Smith has put cards in the air for the first of three starting flights in the $500,000 Guaranteed $1,650 Main Event at Hollywood St. Louis.
Players open with a 30,000 stack and play 40-minute levels on their Day 1 flight. Registration and the unlimited-entry period is available until the start of Level 10 a few minutes after 9:30pm. There's a hour-long dinner break at the end of Level 9 at about 8:30pm.
Play is scheduled for a full 15 40-minute levels, with play ending just before 2am. The HardStop is at 13% of the field, not likely but a possibility. Players with chips at the end of play tonight bag up their stacks to return Sunday at 11am for the Day 2 Restart, playing down to the 9-handed final table.
Final table play - livestreamed on a 30-minute delay on twitch.tv/hptpoker - is set to begin Monday at noon.
There's two additional starting flights - a 2pm start tomorrow and a noon start on Saturday. This is a Best Stack Forward tournament so players can enter all flights, only moving forward their biggest stack.
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Visit PokerNews.com to keep up with all of the Day 2 action. This $1,100 Main Event at Golden Gates Casino drew 732 total entries over four starting flights. The remaining 129 players return to the felt Sunday at 11am to play down to the final nine. The top 81 players will make a minimum of $1,917 and Monday's winner will take home $152,671.Read more
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