Day 1a of the 2020 MSPT Cleveland Poker Open at JACK Cleveland Casino has come to an end.
The action was paused with 6:00 left in level 14 due to the field reaching a size of 12%. Today saw a total of 159 entries and 19 of those players bagged chips for Day 2. This tournament is on pace to break last year's record as Day 1a in 2019 drew in 157 entries.
Art Demmerley bagged the largest stack of the day with 454,000. Ronald Payne (432,000), John Macdonald (421,000), Jeff Mirelli (246,000) and Robert Nolen (231,000) make up the rest of the top five.
Other notables that were able to bag today include Thomas Chambers (175,000) and Michael Trivisonno (131,000).
Some familiar faces that were in action today but will have to try again tomorrow include James Anderson, Nick Guagenti, Alex Barill and Christopher Moon.
Players who failed to qualify for Day 2 today will have another chance tomorrow at 12:00p.m. on Day 1b or Saturday at 12:00 p.m. on Day 1c. This will be the last chance players have to bag a stack for Day 2 on Sunday.
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