Event 1 Flight E: Chad Lipton Leads 109 Survivors with 597,000

$400 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 18:  4,000/8,000 with an 8,000 ante
Flight E Players Remaining:  109 of 1,085

Chad Lipton
Flight E Chipleader Chad Lipton

Once the Money Bubble burst for Flight E, the remaining 109 players bagged up their chips for Day 2, which begins Sunday at 1:00 pm. Everyone who bagged chips will finish in the money, though those payouts won’t be known until registration has closed for all eight starting flights.

Action ended with 18:37 remaining in Level 18, with blinds at 4,000-8,000 with an 8,000 ante. But the blinds at the start of Day 2 will roll back to wherever they were for the flight that finished earliest. Right now that’s Flight C, which finished with 2:20 remaining in Level 16, with blinds at 3,000-5,000 with a 5,000 ante.

The full list of official chip counts for this flight will be posted soon, but here is a preview of the six players who bagged at least 400K, with big blinds calculated at the 3,000-5,000 level:

1.  Chad Lipton  –  597,000  (119 bb)
2.  John Gorsuch  –  591,000  (118 bb)
3.  Kareem Marshall  –  512,000  (102 bb)
4.  Bassem Ngier  –  479,000  (96 bb)
5.  Chuan He  –  411,000  (82 bb)
6.  Trent Smith  –  405,000  (81 bb)

Flight F is already underway with 464 entries, and registration remains open with unlimited re-entries until the start of Level 9, around 10:30 pm tonight. There will be two more starting flights tomorrow (Saturday), at 10:00 am and 6:00 pm.