Aaron Thomas had his backpack in hand and was on his way to the rail, needing running 6's or running diamonds to keep his Day 1 hopes alive. The running diamonds came, but only moved Thomas to 12,000, barely one-third of a starting stack with little more than 2 levels left in the day.
By the time level 10 of the $2500 buyin HPT Championship Event was done, Thomas - the February 2016 HPT Blackhawk Champ - had vaulted over the entire field and bagged 244,400, 28BB more than second-stack Alex Greenblatt.
Stan Jablonski picked up a late-in-the-night near-double to move to 132,400 and 4/31 for Day 1A. He's joined in Monday's Day 2 field by the likes of JC Tran, 2016 HPT East Chicago champs Casey Carroll and Nick Davidson, Lee Markholt, Duke Lee, Mike RIddle, Kathy Stahl and Harley Wilmot
Among the Day 1A players who did not make Monday and will be looking to Saturday and/or Sunday's Noon-start Days 1B/C to bag is Greg Raymer, Tyler Patterson, Aditya Prasetyo, Cord Garcia, Chan Pelton, Loren Klein, Russell Garrett, Craig Casino, Roger Campbell, Mario Lope, Randy Gil, Jed Hoffman, Dee Timmons and Gina Stagnitto.
Here's the 31 bags from tonight ...
|Brian||Johnson||Grand Forks, ND||151,000|
|Stan||Jablonski||Bullhead City, AZ||132,400|
|Saurabh||Patel||San Jose, CA||129,000|
|Quan||Tran||Monterey Park, CA||117,700|
|Cary||Marshall||Sun Valley, NV||110,000|
|Tom||Santos||Elk Grove, CA||103,300|
|Casey||Carroll||Grand Rapids, MI||95,600|
|Hoang||To||ELk Grove, CA||92,100|
|Todd||Weirzbowski||Mountain View, CA||88,000|
|Frank||Szuchupa||Pleasant Hill, CA||81,400|
|Larry||Odegard||San Jose, CA||51,600|
|Mike||Riddle||Elk Grove, CA||44,500|
|Srini||Godavarthy||Mountian House, CA||38,800|