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Bob Whalen is the Chip Lead in Day 1b of MSPT Venetian Poker Bowl IV Main Event

Bob Whalen

Day 1b of the Season 11 MSPT Poker Bowl IV came to a close with a total of 361 entrants and 43 remaining moving on to Saturday's Day 2. Bob Whalen pulled ahead to be the chip leader with 721,000 going into the bag.

Some notable players who didn't make it through Day 1b include Scott Clements, Matt Affleck, Chance Kornuth, Freddy Deeb, and Justin Young.

Kathy Liebert and Ryan Laplante were the only WSOP bracelet winners to make it through Day 1b with a day to rest before Day 2 begins on Saturday. There is only one more flight left in the $1,100 Main Event, which features a hefty $1,000,000 guarantee.

Day 1c starts at 12:10 p.m. PT on Friday and PokerNews will be there to cover the action as the field grows and we get closer to Day 2 and an eventual winner.


Bob Whalen Henderson, NV 721,000
Sergio Fernandez Bernal Spain 694,000
Patrick Truong Las Vegas, NV 626,500
Devin Looney Pacifica, CA 503,000
Kfir Nahum Henderson, NV 466,500
Christina Hill Spur, TX 404,000
Eyal Al Revah No. Hollywood, CA 324,000
Oluwashola Akindele Henderson, NV 294,500
Vadim Shlez Ukraine 287,000
Daniel Colpoys San Diego, Ca 284,500
George Long Las Vegas, NV 237,500
Bob Hover Rockland, MA 229,000
Raymond Ho Cerritos, CA 223,500
Shawn Daniels Placerville, CA 220,000
Timothy Mercier Deerfield Beach, FL 220,000
Brett Halan Naperville, IL 191,000
Cody Whitebear Woodbury, MN 185,000
Kathy Liebert Las Vegas, NV 183,500
Robert Borick Houston, TX 180,000
John Dennehey Savage, MN 167,000
Tim Reilly Las Vegas, NV 165,000
William Hung Los Angeles, CA 150,500
Onur Unsal Turkey 149,000
Joseph Alban Kona, HI 146,000
Michael Pearson San Francisco, CA 144,500
Gary Godley Middleville, MI 136,000
Jason Seitz Shakopee, MN 121,000
Jared Griener Huntington Beach, CA 117,500
Joe Matheson Monticello, MN 115,500
Charles "Chip" Jett Las Vegas, NV 111,500
Shawn Kjetland Colorado Springs, CO 110,000
George Medina Denver, CO 107,000
George Brady UK 97,500
Ryan LaPlante Las Vegas, NV 96,000
Jeff Leonard Anchorage, AK 93,000
Alex Winter Roseville, MN 83,500
Ashley Sleeth Las Vegas, NV 81,500
DeJuante Alexander Houston, TX 76,500
Jeff Hill Augusta, MI 74,500
Keith Heine Hillsboro, MO 72,000
Martin Sayer 71,500
Michael Truong Puyallup, WA 50,000
Austin Schaal St. Louis, MO 40,000