Event 1 Flight A: Big Number Locked Up

$360 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 9: 400/800 with a 100 ante
Flight A Entries: 420

Asher Conniff

Registration closed on the opening flight of Event 1 and it drew a big crowd. Unofficially, the count stands at 420 as the big brains do the final accounting but it’s already over Flight A of this tournament last year. Event 1 Flight A drew 370 entries in the 2016 opener on the way to a $800,000 prize pool. A very good sign that we’ll go even bigger this year.

Former WPT World Champion Asher Conniff was a late entrant and he’s peacefully grinding in the former seat of Lou Stadler. He was already well known around the Northeast poker crowd before he stormed onto the world stage in 2015. Conniff won the huge first event during the 2015 Borgata Spring Poker Open for $200,000 and finished off the series by winning the last-ever WPT World Championship for another $973,000 and change.