Event 1 Flight G: Defending Champ Defending

$400 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 3:  100/200 with a 200 ante
Flight G Entries:  666

Mike Laufer (left) and Frank Russo (right)

There’s no slowing the parade of players coming into the Grand Ballroom this morning with another 100+ getting into the tournament over the last level. The line is steady and moving at a nice pace and everyone is being seated as they get a ticket.

We caught defending champ Mike Laufer in early action. RRPO Event 1 drew a record 6,196 entries in 2021 (that record lasted until the SHRPO opener in August) and Laufer took the title along with $160K.

Frank Russo is seated to his left and also owns a Hollywood trophy, taking the $400 Deep Stack title in August for a $19K score.