Event 2A: Ryan and Costigan Among Leaders, Balzano Also Building

$365 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed |
Level 12: 600/1,200 with a 200 ante
Flight A Players Remaining: 90 of 375

Martin Ryan

Fresh off a gold ring win in yesterday’s one-day $365 buy-in, Martin Ryan is cruising here in Flight A of the re-entry. He’s turned his 10,000 starting chips in to about 110,000. During today’s early morning hours — shortly after his win just before 4am — Ryan told reporters he was playing today’s Flight A and hoped to bag so he earned a day off and could go to a flea market tomorrow.

So far so good for the flea market.

Joining Ryan as some of the tournament big stacks are Niall Costigan and Paul Balzano. The pair hovers right around the 85,000 mark but it’s Costigan who currently has Balzano edged out slight.

Niall Costigan
Paul Balzano

The clock shows 90 players remaining as well over two-thirds of the field has hit the rail. Flight A play is scheduled to go through Level 18, but the 12-percent hard stop will likely hit before then. If it does, all subsequent flights will match the levels played in Flight A.