WSOP Circuit sets another record in Hammond
Earlier this month the opening tournament at the World Series of Poker Circuit Series in Hammond, Indiana set the record for the most entrants in a WSOP Circuit Series tournament drawing an impressive 1,611 players for the $350 tournament. Yesterday it was the $,500 Main Event that broke another record, attracting 872 players, and in the process shattering the mark for the highest turn-out for a WSOP Circuit Main Event , which previously stood at 538.
Of the 872 players who registered for the $1,500 tournament a mere 162 survived the day, with chip-leader Jim Kasputis sitting on a chip-stack of around 360,000. Despite losing most of the big-name talent on Day 1 –Jason Mercier, Tom Marchese, Matt Stout, Faraz “The Toilet” Jaka, and Frank Kassela to name a few, the tournament leader-board still boasts the names Adam “Roothlus” Levy, David Baker, and Allen Bari. Basri finished the day with an impressive chip-stack with over 250,000 chips.
16, 40-minute levels were played on Day 1 of the tournament, and 10 more 40-minute levels are scheduled to be played on Day 2, at which point the structure will switch to 1-hour levels; which might slow down the eliminations a bit. Day 2 of the WSOP Circuit Series Hammond event will begin at 1PM local time.
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