$570/$300K: Joseph Orsino Bags Overwhelming Flight A Chip Lead

$570 Deep Stack NLH Re-Entry
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End of Level 14: 2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 ante
Flight A Players Remaining: 19 of 101

Flight A chip leader Joseph Orsino

A late rush in Flight A sends Joseph Orsino home as the overwhelming chip leader in Event 1 of the 2018 Winter Poker Open, a $570 buy-in, $300,000 guaranteed event. Orsino — one of the tournament big stacks at the time — flopped top set versus Al Krux’s pair and flush draw. The pair got a pile of chips in the middle and Orsino emerged victorious. From there he coasted to the end of day and bagged 734,000 for a two-to-one advantage over the next biggest stack.

Here’s a look at some of the top and notable chip counts:

Joseph Orsino – 734,000
Kharlin Sued – 315,000
Grant Leber – 266,000
Tom Nguyen – 155,000
Herbert Woodbery – 140,000

Complete chip counts through Flight B will be posted Friday morning by 10am

Only 19 advanced from 101 starting in Flight A. They’ve bagged, tagged and are set to return Sunday for Day 2.

That concludes Thursday’s tournament updates.