Day 1B is a wrap, and through 9 levels of play it was Darren Keyes who ended the flight with the biggest stack, bagging 7,183,000 chips for Day 2. His count puts him first overall heading into Day 2 so far, with 2 more flights to go. A total of 194 entries took place in this second of 4 live flights, of which 82 came from Phase 1 entries, 92 from direct buy-ins and another 20 from re-entries. At the end of the flight there were 106 left to bag chips onto Day 2.
Other big stacks from this flight include Sebastien Labbe (5,777,000), Ari Engel (5,200,000), Stephane Bedard (4,752,000), George Gaffiero (4,558,000) and Ettehadi Seyedrohollah (4,408,000). In a few moments the full list of player-reported chip counts from Day 1B will be added to the CPC End of Day 1 Counts list, which includes all qualified Day 2 stacks so far.
The Canadian Poker Championship continues tomorrow with Day 1C at 12pm. Much like today, registration will remain open throughout the entire flight, with 1 re-entry available per player. This is the last slow-structured flight available, as Day 1D on Monday will be a turbo format with 20 minute levels. All qualified players will then merge on Monday at 5pm for Day 2, where 8 levels of play awaits them.
See you tomorrow!
Photographs from level 9: