Kyle Cartwright Leads after WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Tunica Main Event Day 1A

Multiple gold ring winner Kyle Cartwright attacks the WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Tunica Main Event title with Day 1A chip lead

For those following WSOP Circuit action, Kyle Cartwright is not an unfamiliar name. The player has quite an impressive portfolio with 47 in-the-money finishes in WSOP Circuit events and seven gold rings.

The player is attacking the Circuit top once again, taking an aim at the Horseshoe Tunica Main Event title. Cartwright bagged the overnight chip lead after Day 1A of the tournament, leading 30 lucky survivors into Day 2 that will be played Monday at the host casino.

All in all, the first starting flight of the Main Event drew 243 entries who put up the $1,700 buy-in fee to participate. As mentioned above, there were only 30 players to survive through the end of the day and bag and tag for the night.

Registration is open for the event’s second starting flight, which means that anyone interested who happens to be in the region can enter the race for the title, the top prize of the prize pool, and the accompanying gold ring.

The prize pool and the places paid will likely be announced later today when registration finally closes.

Who Entered Day 1A?

Cartwright was one of the most accomplished players to enter the Horseshoe Tunica Main Event on Day 1A. The player has previously won seven gold rings from the series and has cashed in 47 tournaments to have taken place within the series.

It is also important to note that Cartwright is also the proud holder of one gold bracelet from the WSOP. The player has cashed in 24 tournaments within that series. Cartwright has clearly kept himself busy and that has helped him record more than $1.5 million in WSOP and WSOP Circuit earnings.

The player is now looking to lock up another triumph. He is leading the Day 1A pack with 611,000 in chips. Trailing closely behind him is Gennady Kalin who bagged 600,000 in chips last night. Dave Alfa rounds out top three on the leaderboard with 569,000. Alfa is vying for his second WSOP Circuit Main Event title in as many weeks. Two weeks ago, the player topped the field of the Choctaw Durant Main Event for a cash prize of $320,998.

Other notables in contention for the Horseshoe Tunica Main Event title include gold ring winners Michael Sanders, Marshall White, and Stanislav Angelov, who claimed his second-ever piece from the series just a few days ago. Former WSOP gold bracelet winner Kevin Eyster is also still in the hunt for the title and the top prize.

Day 1B of the Main Event is set to kick off today at 11 am local time. Registration will remain open until Level 13.

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