Championship Day 1A: John Ypma Leads ~300 Survivors with 483,500

$3,500 LHPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 10:  1,000/2,000 with a 2,000 ante
Day 1A Players Remaining:  300 of 802

John Ypma
John Ypma

There were 802 entries on Day 1A of the Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship, building the prizepool up to $2,566,400 with another starting flight tomorrow, which means this event will likely more than double the $2 million guarantee.

Fewer than 300 players survived Day 1A, and the chipleader appears to be John Ypma, who bagged up 483,500 (242 big blinds). The full list of official chip counts will be posted later tonight.

Day 1B begins tomorrow (Saturday) at 11:00 am, with registration open until 9:15 pm. Stay tuned to for our continuing coverage of the Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship.