Hafiz Khan took the chiplead early on Day 1A of the Ante Up World Championships and never looked back in the first starting flight of this $1650 buy-in with a $500,000 guarantee.
Hometown Poker Hero JC Tran said late in the week he was thinking of dropping in to play this tournament. He came and conquered, bagging
Those who came and missed out on a day 2 bag included Mike Harvey, Tom West, Justo Avalos, Cy Williams, Dalton Still and Alex Greenblatt.
Day 1B - the final starting flight - begins Saturday at 11am. 30,000 starting stacks, 40-minute Day 1 levels, registration until just before 5pm (start of Level 9) and play 17 levels.
There's a 10am $365 Turbo Satellite with 15,000 stacks and 15-minute levels, the final satellite to get in to the World Championships.
Here are the 27 players advancing to Sunday's DAy 2 of the 2017 Ante Up World Championships
|Mark||Endo||Fair Oaks, CA||308,000|
|Mimi||Luu||San Jose, CA||262,000|
|Adam||Duong||San Jose, CA||246,000|
|Sang||Tran||Rnch. Cord., CA||192,000|
|Adam||Montgomery||Grass Valley, CA||183,000|
|Shintaro||Bourbonnais||San Jose, CA||127,000|
|Brett||Murray||Santa Rosa, CA||101,000|
|Rob||Anderson||Grass Valley, CA||90,000|
|Rassoul||Mal Bouni||El Cerrito, CA||78,000|
|Dan||Kozakevich||San Jose, CA||72,000|
|Jeffrey||De Paulo||Mtn. Ranch, CA||69,000|
|Steven||To||Castro Valley, CA||66,000|
|Michael||Capener||San Mateo, CA||57,000|
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