Championship Day 1B: Gil Aboodi Leads 296 Survivors with 574,500

$3,500 LHPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 11:  1,500/2,500 with a 2,500 ante
Day 1B Players Remaining:  296 of 890

Gil Aboodi
Day 1B Chipleader Gil Aboodi

Day 1B comes to an end with 296 players remaining, and the big stack appears to be Gil Aboodi, who bagged up 574,500 (230 big blinds).

The full list of official chip counts will be posted later tonight, but as a preview, here are the five biggest stacks we found at the end of the day:

1.  Gil Aboodi  –  574,500  (230 bb)
2.  Joseph McArthur  –  495,000  (198 bb)
3.  Vik Singh  –  488,500  (195 bb)
4.  Javier Gomez Marquez  –  451,000  (180 bb)
5.  Anthony Spinella  –  442,000  (177 bb)

The official prizepool and payouts will be released later tonight, and we will post that information here in the updates when it’s ready.

Day 2 begins tomorrow (Sunday) at 12:00 noon EST. Stay tuned to for our continuing coverage of the Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship.