(pokernews.com) – ay 1a of the Hollywood Poker Open Columbus $1,115 Regional Main Event is in the books. The first of two starting flights attracted 152 entries, which swelled the prize pool well past the $100,000 guarantee even before the end of level one. With a whole other starting flight to go, it’s safe to say the last stop of Season 3 – aside from the HPO Championship in Vegas next month – is already a tremendous success.
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After 14 levels of play, Daniel Swartz bagged the lead with a massive 350,000 in chips. His closest competitor at the end of Day 1a was Ken Moore, who bagged up 266,500. Also still in the hunt are Gary Tsui (248,500), Brandon Wetzel (214,000) and Nick Guagenti (119,000). In all, 26 players advanced to Monday’s Day 2.
Top 10 Day 1a Chip Counts
|5||Iverson Cotton Snuffer||183,500|
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