Main Event Day 1B: Past Champ and a Two-Time Runner

$1,100 WPTDeepStacks Main Event
$500,000 Guarantee
| Structure
Level 8: 300/600 with a 600 ante
Day 1B Entries: 167 (Total Entries: 322)

Anthony Astarita

The WPTDeepStacks field is filling in with some recognizable Florida grinders. Over at Table 6 is the 2016 champion of this event, Anthony Astarita. Back then, Astarita bested 538 entries earning $130,541. The fields have grown since then, and a 2019 win would come at the hands of a significantly larger player pool and a award a larger prize accordingly.

Michael Cohen

Over at Table 1 is a two-time runner-up of this tournament, Michael Cohen. In 2017, Cohen was second best to Rex Clinkscales. Fast forward a year to the 2018 installment and it was Quentin Jones that got the best of Cohen.

The finishes were one spot shy of the wins Cohen surely eyed, but they combined to earn him better than $172,000.

Both Astarita and Cohen are part of the Friday play their hopes of follow-up runs are still alive midway through the day.