Thursday, March 21, 2019

Loni Harwood Leads Final Five Survivors at Bay 101 Shooting Star Final Table with 6,040,000

Day 3 at the Bay 101 Shooting Star $5,200 no-limit hold'em Main Event has come to a close with five players advancing to the final day on Friday from 27 players that returned at the start of play. There are two Shooting Star bounties among the group of survivors with Loni Harwood and Dan Shak still in the mix.

The chip leader at the end of play is Harwood with 6,040,000. Harwood started her rise when she doubled through Day 3 chip leader Brian Altman early in the day that won her the largest pot of the tournament at that point in play. The other stacks remaining belong to Ryan Tosoc (5,045,000), Shak (3,475,000), Sandeep Pulusani (1,645,000), and John Andress (1,380,000).

The field charged all the way down to the final table of six a little after 4 pm today, and then those final six players played out the remaining time left in Level 23 before play ended.

Steve Kim was lost in sixth place during that time, and his bustout came in the craziest hand of the tournament. Kim was all in preflop for 710,000 with pocket aces, and Sandeep Pulusani had him covered holding pocket kings. The board ran out Q-10-7-A-J to give Pulusani a Broadway straight on the river that elicited a huge reaction from the players and the surrounding rail.

Here are the remaining payouts still up for grabs:

1st Place: $408,000
2nd Place: $282,900
3rd Place: $200,055
4th Place: $142,440
5th Place: $103,710

Day 4 will resume at Noon on Friday, and that is when the field will return to continue their march to the champion. Blinds will begin in Level 24 at 15,000-30,000 with a big blind ante of 30,000. Tune back in tomorrow for live updates, chip counts, and photos from the Bay 101 Casino in San Jose, California.