Event 1 (Day 1B): Down the Backstretch

$350 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack (Re-Entry)
Level 9: 600/1,200/200 Ante

Day 1B is more than halfway complete, and the race is on for the end-of-night bonus. The player who bags up the most chips at the end of Level 14 will win a $2,500 seat into the series’ Championship event on October 1.

Dan Weitzenkorn
Dan Weitzenkorn (Williamsville, NY)

Dan Weitzenkorn is among the current chip leaders, closing in on 100,000 chips as Level 9 begins. Weitzenkorn is from upstate New York, but this casino is essentially his second home. His father, Paul, lives in the area, and Weitzenkorn uses the family trips as an excuse to get in a few hands of poker, too. So far, so good here on Thursday evening.

Dave Albertson
Dave Albertson (Coral Springs, FL)

Everyone is chasing Dave Albertson right now, though. Albertson is from nearby Coral Springs, and he’s a fixture on the Florida poker circuit. He begins the new level with 115,000 chips, the only player to have crossed into six-figure territory so far in the evening flight.

Dave Albertson – 115,000 (96 bb)
T.V. Aw – 95,000 (79 bb)
Dan Weitzenkorn – 90,000 (75 bb)