This afternoon’s starting flight of the Strangers in the Night, Day 1B, brought out a large field of players that contributed 162 entries to this three-day event.
The crowd started out small, but new players started filing shortly after noon and the action picked up pace from there. Following the first break in the action, there was a huge uptick in re-entries, a number that climbed to reach 36 before the end of the sixth level of play. Said Michailidis and David Bonneau emerged as the big stacks early in the afternoon and maintained large stacks all the way to the end of play, bagging 193K and 174K respectively. But it proved to be the later stages that were more decisive-and provided more chips-than the earlier levels as three players-Hugh Baird, Matthew Wilkins and Christian Rho-bagged over 200K. You can see the full list of chip counts of day 2 qualifiers here.
This edition of the Strangers in the Night has attracted 364 entries so far, with the third and final starting flight running tonight at 7:00pm, this event is on pace to cruise past the $65,000 guarantee on the prize pool.