Championship Day 1A: Min Zhang Leads After the Dinner Break with 283,700

$3,500 LHPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 7:  500/1,000 with a 1,000 ante
Day 1A Entries:  700

Min Zhang
Chipleader Min Zhang

The players return from dinner to begin Level 7, with increased blinds of 500-1,000 with a 1,000 ante.

A scan of the field during the break turned up three players with at least 250K in chips, creating an unofficial leaderboard:

1.  Min Zhang  –  283,700  (284 bb)
2.  Richard Whitebrook  –  258,600  (259 bb)
3.  Mitchell Halverson  –  252,200  (252 bb)

The tournament clock shows 700 entries so far here on Day 1A, which means the prizepool is already worth more than $2.24 million, easily surpassing the $2 million guarantee.

Registration remains open with unlimited re-entries until 9:15 pm, and action is scheduled to continue tonight until the end of Level 10, around 11:15 pm.