Johnny Landreth Leads 77 Into WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Tunica Main Event Day 2

Landreth eyes second WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Main Event title and fourth gold ring from the popular poker series

The second starting flight of the WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Tunica Main Event drew 396 entries, adding up to Day 1A’s 243 entrants for an overall field of 639 competitors. Of the nearly 400 participants who bought into the major tournament, only 47 bagged after the end of Day 1B to progress into the second day of action.

Johnny Landreth is leading those 47 with 673,000 worth in chips. The player is actually standing atop the overall temporary leaderboard, as the remaining survivors are preparing for Day 2 of the Main Event. There are a total of 77 players left from the tournament’s two starting flights. Day 2 action is set to kick off at noon local time at Horseshoe Tunica.

The 639-strong person of the event generated a prize pool of $968,085. The top 72 finishers will walk away with a cash prize, min-payouts starting from $2,711. This means that the money bubble is set to burst in the first minutes of Day 2.

It will be an action-packed second day of play as everyone will be looking to find a spot among the paid places and then to secure a larger payout from the series. And it should also be noted that all remaining hopefuls are eying the top prize of $198,451 and the accompanying gold ring.

Who Has Secured a Spot among the Day 2 Survivors?

As mentioned above, it will be Landreth who will lead the 77 remaining survivors into this next stage of the event. The player is vying for his fourth gold ring from the series and to add to his WSOP Circuit earnings of nearly $400,000. One of his gold pieces Landreth won in a Main Event that took place namely at Horseshoe Tunica during the Circuit’s 2014/2015 season.

Kyle Cartwright, who ended Day 1A of the event as the chip leader with 611,000 for a second place in the overall temporary leaderboard, is too a multiple gold ring winner. A victory at Horseshoe Tunica will earn the player his eighth gold piece from the Circuit.

Gennady Kalin was the only other player to reach the 600,000 mark over the course of the Main Event’s two starting flights. Kalin bagged and tagged 600,000 in chips at the end of Day 1A for a third place in the temporary chip counts chart.

Vincent Moscati with 535,000 and a fifth place in the current leaderboard is yet another accomplished players to have secured a spot into Day 2. Moscati, just like Cartwright, is looking to capture his eighth gold ring from the popular poker series. There are two more days of play before the winner of the Horseshoe Tunica Main Event is determined.

Action resumes today at noon local time. The final table of the tournament will be played on Monday and it is when the winner will be crowned.

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