Championship Day 1A: James Calderaro (473K) and Mike Chiappetta (468K) Lead the Field at the Break

$3,500 WPT RRPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 9:  1,000/1,500 with a 1,500 ante
Day 1A Entries:  664

James Calderaro
Chipleder James Calderaro

The players have returned from break to begin Level 9, with increased blinds of 1,000-1,500 with a 1,500 ante.

Registration is now closed, and the tournament clock shows an unofficial Day 1A field of 664 entries, which would kick off the prizepool with more than $2.12 million, beating the $2 million guarantee with an entire second flight running tomorrow.

As soon as we get the official field size from the tournament staff, we will post it here on

A scan of the field during the break turned up four players with at least 350K in chips, creating an unofficial leaderboard:

1.  James Calderaro  –  473,000  (315 bb)
2.  Mike Chiappetta  –  468,500  (312 bb)
3.  Alexander Haber  –  449,000  (299 bb)
4.  Nadya Magnus  –  358,000  (239 bb)

Action will continue tonight until the end of Level 10 (around 11:15 pm), and Day 1B begins tomorrow at 11:00 am.