Championship Day 1B: Bowers Retains His Lead

$1,650 Winter Poker Open Championship (Re-Entry)
Beginning of Level 12: 800/1,600/200 Ante

Derek Bowers Chips
The 235,000 chips of chip leader Derek Bowers

Levels come and go, but one thing remains certain — Derek Bowers leads the Winter Poker Open Championship. Since he first topped the counts earlier today, he hasn’t flinched. Bowers now holds 235,000 chips, good for the biggest stack in the room and bigger than any Flight A stacks that were bagged.

If he’s able to tread water, or perhaps even chip up, Bowers is all but assured to bag the top stack and coast into Sunday’s Day 2.