Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Francis Pezzullo Leads 186 Day 1 Survivors with 469,000

Day 1 at the Bay 101 Shooting Star $5,200 no-limit hold'em Main Event has come to a close with 186 players advancing to Day 2 on Tuesday from 440 entries. There are 20 Shooting Star bounties among the group of survivors.

The chip leader at the end of play is Francis Pezzullo with 469,000. He cruised away from the field during the late stages of the day, and he took out Shooting Star Maria Konnikova on his rise to the top of the standings. Other top stacks were bagged up by Brian Altman (255,000), Sandeep Pulusani (243,000), Upeshka De Silva (223,500), Jon Turner (223,000), Dan Shak (222,500), and Anthony Dicato (217,000).

The prize pool was set at $2,156,000 today. After paying out the bounties and end-of-day chip leaders, $2,070,000 will be awarded to the top 55 players. A min-cash is worth $9,600, while first place will award $408,000. Here are the full payouts:

1st Place: $408,000
2nd Place: $282,900
3rd Place: $200,055
4th Place: $142,440
5th Place: $103,710
6th Place: $76,850
7th-8th Place: $57,980
9th-10th Place: $44,555
11th-12th Place: $34,875
13th-14th Place: $27,825
15th-16th Place: $22,635
17th-18th Place: $18,775
19th-24th Place: $15,895
25th-30th Place: $13,865
31st-36th Place: $12,200
37th-45th Place: $10,555
46th-55th Place: $9,600

The Shooting Stars that didn't make it through the day were Chamath Palihapitiya, Dan Smith, Erik Seidel, Kelly Minkin, Kitty Kuo, Lon McEachern, Marle Cordeiro, Maria Konnikova, Matt Salsberg, and Tyler Patterson.

Day 2 will resume at 10:00 am on Tuesday, and that is when the field will return to continue their march down to the money. Tune back in tomorrow for live updates, chip counts, and photos from the Bay 101 Casino in San Jose, California.