James Hill Leads 31 Hopefuls after WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Southern Indiana Main Event Day 1A

Main Event action resumes today at the host casino Horseshoe Southern Indiana

James Hill bagged the largest stack at the end of the first of two flights in the ongoing WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Southern Indiana $1,700 Main Event. The tournament kicked off yesterday at the host casino and it will take through October 8 for the winner to be determined.

As many as 166 players registered into the Main Event on Day 1A, but only 31 of them made it through all 15 levels that were played at the riverboat gambling venue as part of the first starting flight.

As mentioned above, it was Hill who had the largest stack at the end of the day. The player put 343,000 into his end-of-the-day bag. He will be leading the 31 survivors into Day 2 of the tournament, which is set to be played on Sunday at the host facility.

Asked to comment on his performance, Hill, a Louisville, Kentucky resident, said that he was playing “real good”. Coming close behind Hill, Kevin Iacofano from Cincinnati, Ohio scooped the second largest stack last night with 334,000. Micheal Oldfather from White Salmon, Washington ranks third in the temporary chip counts chart, after accumulating a stack of 314,500 in chips throughout Day 1A.

The likes of Ari Engel, Kevin Davis, and Timothy Miles were among the notables to bag and tag for the night. Record-breaking eleven-time gold ring winner Maurice Hawkins was among the Day 1A entries, but the player got eliminated before the end of the day. Seven-time gold ring winner Vincent Moscati took a shot, as well, but did not make it through the 15 levels played on Friday.

Day 1B

The second starting flight of the Main Event is set to be played today at the host venue. Action will kick off at 11 am local time. A total of 15 levels will be played, just as on Day 1A, and registration will remain open until the beginning of Level 13 of play. This means that the overall prize pool and the places paid might be revealed by organizers by the end of the night.

The survivors from the second starting flight will join the 31 Day 1A hopefuls on Sunday at the host casino so that the two fields are combined for the first time. Action on Sunday is set to kick off at 1 pm local time. The final day of the tournament will be played on Monday. With the conclusion of the Main Event, the WSOP Circuit wrap up its Horseshoe Southern Indiana stop and will head for Horseshoe Hammond where its next stop is set to start later next week.

While the prize pool of the Horseshoe Southern Indiana Main Event as well as the first-place prize for the winner are yet to be announced, it should be noted that the champion will receive a gold ring from the popular poker series as well as an automatic entry into next year’s Global Casino Championship.

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