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Bally's Black Hawk Casino: January 26 - 29, 2023

David Reed Leads 22 Flight A Survivors at the MSPT Black Hawk Main Event

Created (1/27/2023 12:32:09 AM by Ryan Lucchesi)


There were a total of 184 entries during Flight A at the MSPT Black Hawk Main Event on Thursday at the Bally’s Black Hawk Casino. By the end of play just 22 advanced to Day 2 on Sunday, January 29. The chip leader at the end of play is David Reed with a stack of 556,000.

Rounding out the top three chip stacks were Sundiata DeVore, and Renato Spahiu with 340,000 (who was seated directly to the right of Reed).Other notables that bagged up chips on the day were former MSPT champion Max Havlish (227,000), and Jonatan Dull (189,000), who has a close to $1 million in career tournament earnings.

Notables that busted out of play today, but still have a chance to re-enter tomorrow included Ben Keeline, Hill Kerby, Jason Blount, Brian Battistone, Ranae Rodriguez, Phil Gioia, and 2022 MSPT Player of the Year Josh Reichard, who busted on the final hand. Registration is open for re-entry until the start of Level 13 on Friday until 9:10 pm.

Flight B begins tomorrow at Noon, and the field will play down to 12% of the remaining players from the total entries.

Here is a look at the full official chip counts at the end of play:

Player Name Chip Count
David Reed 556,000
Sundiata DeVore 365,000
Renato Spahiu 340,000
Sean Hoesing 298,000
John Holdren 248,000
Gary Goldek 245,000
Michael Block 244,000
Gerald Cunniff 230,000
Max Havlish 227,000
Will Mietz 202,000
Vincent Moscati 190,000
Jonathan Dull 189,000
Josh McClain 186,000
Farhad Sinaei 175,000
Michael Rankins 151,000
Jason Wojciechowski 150,000
Antonio Vargas 142,000
Michael Slate 136,000
Quinten Yanick 129,000
Mike Fallis 93,000
Ryan Hopp 46,000
Uma Palle 38,000