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Samir Ahmetovic Bags Chip Lead as 34 Players Advance From Day 1b of the 2020 MSPT Cleveland Poker Open

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Day 1b of the 2020 MSPT Cleveland Poker Open at JACK Cleveland Casino has come to an end. Today saw a total of 223 entries and 34 of those players bagged chips for Day 2. The overall field size is now 382 and 53 players have already secured their spot for Day 2.

Samir Ahmetovic bagged the largest stack of the day with 429,000. DJ Swartz (325,000), Kevin Iacofano (314,000), John Michalak (284,000) and Joe Patrick Sr. (281,000) make up the rest of the top five.

Other notables that were able to bag today include Bobby Noel (272,000), Adam Friedman (259,000), Karam Dhillon (213,000), Daniel Bekavoc (153,000) and Alex Winter (102,000).

Some familiar faces that were in action today but will have to try again tomorrow include Abdul Amer, James Anderson, Nick Guagenti and Christopher Moon.

Players who failed to qualify for Day 2 today will have one last chance tomorrow at 12:00p.m. on Day 1c. This will be the last chance players have to bag a stack for Day 2 on Sunday.


Name City, State Chips
Samir Ahmetovic Painesville, OH 429,000
Daniel (DJ) Swartz Northridgeville, OH 325,000
Kevin Iacofano Cincinnati, OH 314,000
John Michalak Cleveland, OH 284,000
Joe Patrick, Sr. Solon, OH 281,000
Bobby Noel Pittsburgh, PA 272,000
Adam Friedman Gahanna, OH 259,000
Scott Fitzhugh Chagrin Falls, OH 254,000
Brian Kleinhenz Twinsburg, OH 252,000
Joe Patrick IV Solon, OH 224,000
Kwynn Richards Reynoldsburg, OH 218,000
Karaminder Dhillon Columbus, OH 213,000
Scot Chatron 186,000
Jonathan Love Pittsburgh, PA 183,000
Daniel Bekavoc 153,000
Dan Wagner Buffalo, NY 133,000
Noris Temiz 123,000
Dennis Huguelet Sylvania, OH 122,000
Tim Flattery 121,000
Ron Bell Toledo, OH 120,000
Domenic DiLalla 117,000
Joe Ebanks Stow 117,000
Frank Lagodich Canton, OH 109,000
Alex Winter Roseville, MN 102,000
Ryan Redman Amherst, OH 100,000
Joe Hanna Cleveland, OH 92,000
Greg Yeager Sabina, OH 72,000
Dean Schultz Akron, OH 71,000
Andrew Notenbaum Colombus, OH 67,000
Igor Lozancic East Lake, OH 66,000
Donald Reynolds Painesville, OH 60,000
Michael Johnson Pittsburgh, PA 55,000
Ron Davis Westlake, OH 47,000
Cindy Kline Parama, OH 27,000