Event 1: Chip Counts Through Flight E

$570 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Returning to Level 15: 2,000/4,000 with a 500 ante
Flight A Players Remaining: 123 of 634

Flight A: 113 Entries, 22 Advanced
Flight B: 93 Entries, 18 Advanced
Flight C: 95 Entries, 17 Advanced
Flight D: 124 Entries, 23 Advanced
Flight E: 209 Entries, 43 Advanced
Flight F: Underway
Day 2: Sunday at 12pm

RANKFIRST NAMELAST NAMECITYSTCHIP COUNT
1ERIKMORIANLADSONSC265,500
2COREYMAJORJACKSONVILLEFL254,500
3THOMASHUNNICUTTSEBRINGFL250,000
4DAVIDSMITHAVON PARKFL242,000
5ANDREWPACIFICOJACKSONVILLEFL237,500
6SETHTEMPLETONSARASOTAFL237,500
7ZACHARYHAMMONSGRAND PRAIRIEFL234,500
8SUSANMACPHERSONRIVERVIEWFL222,000
9DANIEL LCASTILLOTAMPAFL210,000
10PARMINDERJITMEHMIVANCOUVERBC205,500
11NICHOLASAVENAWILTON MANORSFL201,000
12LEIFOSKARSSONCLEARWATERFL197,500
13RAYMONDSYKES JRORLANDOFL193,000
14JORDANPERALTATAMPAFL191,500
15BRIANARBAUGHRIVERVIEWFL188,000
16BENJAMINTOMPKINSKISSIMMEEFL182,500
17DENAVOLWILSONJACKSONVILLEFL181,500
18WILLIAMBURDICKPALMETTOFL177,500
19ANTHONYBEROUTYCLEARWATERFL172,000
20ALANRAMKHALAWANTAMPAFL167,500
21STEVIETRIZISLARGOFL161,500
22OSCARLINDO ZELEDONSPRING HILLFL157,500
23SALVADORRAMOSOCALAFL150,000
24RAYMONDDWYERBELLEVIEWFL143,000
25MARKKATZTAMPAFL143,000
26WILLIAMMUNIZTAMPAFL143,000
27AHMADHAMOUSHKISSIMMEEFL141,000
28JEFFREYMORZELLATAMPAFL139,500
29JOHNEPISCOPIOPORT RICHEYFL139,000
30RAYPRIETOSAINT PETERSBURGFL136,000
31PAVLOSKASSELOURISMIAMI BEACHFL135,000
32YAHIRCARDONAKISSIMMEEFL133,000
33JUSTINCOLTHARPPIERSONFL132,000
34DUSTINHUNTHOMOSASSAFL128,500
35YONGLIUPORT RICHEYFL128,500
36MICHAELRAYBLUFFTONSC128,000
37SANJIBACHARYATAMPAFL127,000
38MICHAELBRIERBRADENTONFL125,000
39BRADLEYSMITHST PETERSBURGFL125,000
40GERALDDUNNPAOLIIN124,000
41RASAMMOHAMMADIANCLEARWATERFL123,500
42RAMIMIKHAILTAMPAFL123,000
43JEREMYPARKERDUNEDINFL121,000
44CURTISSTROMANBRANDONFL119,000
45CHARLESCASELAKELANDFL118,500
46JAYAMALAPATIFLOWOODMS116,500
47ERICWILKINSONPALMETTOFL116,000
48DOUGLASERWINPALM HARBORFL108,000
49MARIODE LA PUENTETALLAHASSEEFL105,000
50DANIELDEDOMENICOODESSAFL103,500
51JOHNMCDERMOTTTAMPAFL103,500
52MAROUNAKIKIKISSIMMEEFL101,000
53JASONDURANTCHARLOTTENC100,500
54JASONGOLDMANPORT CHARLOTTEFL99,500
55ALEXRIBEIRONAUGATUCKCT99,500
56CODYHERNANDEZTAMPAFL96,500
57DARRELLRODGERSLAKELANDFL96,000
58JULIOMARRERO-SOSAWESLEY CHAPELFL94,500
59GENEVAPINNEYINDIAN HARBOUR BEACHFL93,000
60MICHAELHASSABAVONCO92,000
61MARKWISERLAND O LAKESFL92,000
62DOYLEELLIOTTBRADENTONFL91,500
63COREYLIPKEORANGE PARKFL89,500
64WALLYMADDAHTAMPAFL88,000
65JOSEPHABDOTAMPAFL86,500
66RICHARDCALLEDAREWINTER SPRINGSFL86,500
67CHARLESJOHNSONNORCROSSGA85,500
68HARVEYVANDEVENOCALAFL84,000
69CHARLESKAPETANAKOSTAMPAFL82,500
70JOHNNOVAKTHE VILLAGESFL82,000
71EDMUNDOBRIENTAMPAFL80,000
72RICHARDSAMONSKYNORTH AUGUSTASC79,500
73ROBERTLASETERPALM HARBORFL79,000
74GREGORYMASTERSONCHICAGOIL76,500
75RICHARDMILROYSAINT PETE BEACHFL76,500
76MACKENZIERAMSAYFORT MYERSFL75,000
77DAVIDCOCHRANSANFORDFL72,000
78JAMIEMARTINCROSS CITYFL70,500
79SCOTTQUECKBOERNERORLANDOFL70,500
80RYANLUKERMAITLANDFL68,000
81BARBARACARDINAPOLLO BEACHFL66,000
82WESLEYSCARBROUGHBAREFOOT BEACHFL66,000
83DANIELHUTTERGAINESVILLEFL64,500
84MOHAMEDMAGHRAOUITAMPAFL63,500
85DAVIDNADEAUTAMPAFL63,500
86DANIELVIRNICHWILTON MANORSFL63,500
87HIGHSPURGINWINDERMEREFL63,000
88MICHAELZURIFORT LAUDERDALEFL63,000
89JAMESKILARJIANBUFFALO GROVEIL59,500
90BRANDONVASAPOLLERIVERVIEWFL59,500
91JOSEPHACQUAVELLAGAINESVILLEFL59,000
92JACOBNAUMANNLARGOFL59,000
93WILLIAMMEDINADIAZTAMPAFL57,500
94BRIANTOROKTAMPAFL56,500
95WILLIAMMC PHILLIPSTAMPAFL53,500
96MICHAELTURTONTAMPAFL53,000
97DANIELBRPWNTAMPAFL52,500
98JUANMATOCLEARWATERFL52,500
99ANDRAZACHOWSAINT PETERSBURGFL52,000
100MANSOORKADERLAND O LAKESFL49,500
101ALLAUDDINKHANWESLEY CHAPELFL49,000
102MICHAELTURCOLLAKE WALESFL49,000
103PADARATHLUTCHMANWINDERMEREFL47,500
104DEREKBOWERSALLIANCEOH47,000
105WILLIAMMCKOWNDUNEDINFL46,000
106DEBORAHFARMERLUTZFL45,500
107PAULLENKEITSARASOTAFL44,500
108SHADRACH SAMUELTERCYJONESBOROGA44,500
109CHRISTOPHERBOYLETEMPLE TERRACEFL40,500
110FUANCHORODRIGUEZCARMELIN38,500
111JEREMIAHWILLIAMSLOVES PARKIL38,500
112RICHARDCOOLEYVENICEFL36,500
113FELIXDUANENEW ROCHELLEFL36,000
114OKHASELTONLAND O LAKESFL33,000
115ALANFINKSAINT CLOUDFL32,500
116KEVINMOIAINDIALANTICFL32,500
117TODDBACKUSNEW CARLISLEOH30,000
118STANLEYTAVANESEOLDSMARFL28,500
119ANTHONYASTARITARIVERVIEWFL27,000
120BRIANMCKANEHOLMDELNJ24,500
121DONALDSCHEIBBRADENTON BEACHFL22,500
122RALPHSOWDERTRINITYFL22,000
123ANHLUBRADENTONFL3,000

Event 1 Flight F: Rest for Tomorrow

$570 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 4: 100/200
Flight F Entries: 129 (Total Entries: 763)

Flight F players are just about through the fourth level of the day and a break is on the horizon. They are working hard to hit a $400,000 prize pool and we will keep an eye on it throughout the night.

We are wrapping up the live updates portion of the day but we will still be watching the major moments. We will post the prize pool information once registration is closed and follow that with Day 2 table/seat assignments when the night is through.

Tomorrow’s schedule:

12pm: Event 1 Day 2 playing down to a winner
2pm: Event 2 – $250 buy-in/$20,000 Guarantee Turbo trophy event

Event 1 Flight F: Last Year No Match

$570 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 3: 75/150
Flight F Entries: 104 (Total Entries: 738)

Carlos Loving

Event 1 hit another milestone and it came before the first break of Flight F. With entry 104, the tournament has matched the attendance of this event last year and they have more than three hours to increase it.

One of the new entries belongs to Carlos Loving. He has double-digit wins for his career, including two WSOP Circuit rings and three major SHRP Hollywood titles, but he is still looking for his first title in his hometown.

Event 1 Flight E: Andrew Pacifico Bags Top Stack

$570 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 14: 1,500/3,000 with a 400 ante
Flight E Players Remaining: 43 of 209

Andrew Pacifico

Andrew Pacifico had the biggest stack at the first break and he has the biggest at the end of the night. He didn’t go wire-to-wire but he did the work to get back to the top.

He put 237,500 away from his Day 2 return tomorrow followed by Nick Avena with 201,000. We also have at least one player who put together two bags this tournament as Rami Mikhail improved from 31,500 to 123,000 today. The smaller bag will be removed from play and he will return to his bigger for Day 2.

Another 43 players punched their ticket for tomorrow’s restart for a combined 124 before Flight F wraps up their day.

We will post full chip counts through Flight E as soon as they are available.

Event 1 Flight E: One More Level

$570 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 14: 1,500/3,000 with a 400 ante
Flight E Players Remaining: 46 of 209

Flight E is all the way down to the last level of the evening with 46 players remaining and another half dozen expected to hit the rail in the last 30 minutes. Tournament staff will pause the clock with ten minutes remain and each table will finish off with a random number of hands.

We are on the lookout for our end-of-flight leader and see who is positioned for a deep run tomorrow.

Event 1 Flight F: Last Chance to Advance

$570 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 1: 25/50

It’s about time to kick off the final flight of the WPTDeepStacks series opening event. It’s already been a stellar start with the $200,000 Guarantee long gone in the rearview mirror and there is a potential doubling before the end of the night.

The first five flights combined to put 634 entries into Event 1 and the $570 buy-in tournament prize pool is already over $300,000. Flight F milestones include 105 entries to beat last year’s attendance and 166 entries to build a $400,000 prize pool.

Both numbers are in play.

Event 1 players sit down to 20,000 starting stacks and levels last 30 minutes a pop today. Late registration is available until the start of Level 9 at 10:30pm with unlimited re-entries options available during that time. They will play out 14 levels this evening and survivors will return tomorrow at noon to play down the title.

They get underway at 6pm and we’ll see just how big they can run up the prize pool.

  • $200,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 20,000 in chips
  • Day 1 levels last 30 minutes; Day 2 levels last 40 minutes
  • Late registration available until start of Level 9
  • Day 1 will end after Level 14 or Tournament Director discretion
  • Players participating in multiple Day 1’s may choose their best stack for start of Day 2
  • Event 1 Structure Sheet

Event 1 Flight E: Last Break

$570 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 13: 1,200/2,400 with a 400 ante
Flight E Players Remaining: 58 of 209

Harvey Vandeven

Players are returning to their seats after the final break of the day and it looks like they are all chasing Harvey Vandeven. He stacked up to 160,000 heading into the last two levels of the day but there are a dozen stacks within shouting distance.

Event 1 Flight E: Karl Manouchakian Doubles

$570 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 12: 1,000/2,000 with a 300 ante
Flight E Players Remaining: 65 of 209

Karl Manouchakian

Karl Manouchakian was in danger of joining his friends on the rail but won a race to stick around. He four-bet shoved for 38,400 total and his opponent snapped off a call.

Manouchakian: 8c8d
Opponent: AdJd

Manouchakian was ahead but needed to fade the suited over cards. The 9c6d3d flop was no sweat and he earned his double after the 3c turn and 3d river.

Event 1 Flight E: Dearly Departed

$570 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 11: 800/1,600 with a 200 ante
Flight E Players Remaining: 75 of 209

Paul Stanechewski (left) and Brandon Byars (right)

The field is quickly dropping as the afternoon heads toward the evening hours. We have 75 players remaining and expect to get down around 40 players by the time they bag at the end of Level 14.

Paul Stanechewski and Brandon Byars began their day side-by-side but Byars eliminated Stanechewski before he was knocked out himself.

But we still have a lot of tough local players still in the game including Michael Laake, Wally Maddah, Andra Zachow, Karl Manouchakian, Tony March, and Andrew Pacifico.

Event 1 Flight E: Bill Isbell Running High

$570 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 10: 600/1,200 with a 200 ante
Flight E Players Remaining: 100 of 209

Bill Isbell

Bill Isbell was unhappy with his play yesterday. He returned today intent on improving his outcome and is clearly on the right track. Isbell had 120,000 at the second break and ran that up another 60,000 soon after they returned.

That’s good enough for the late lead with Anh Lu and Rami Mikhail over 100,000 and Andrew Pacifico on the verge of crossing that mark as well.