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Bay 101 Shooting Star -- Day 1B

The Second Flight Attracts Almost Twice as Many Players


Day 1B at the World Poker Tour Bay 101 Shooting Star event took place today in San Jose, California. There were 256 players in today’s field, which almost doubled the amount (135) that jumped into the ring yesterday. That made the total size of the field 391 players, topping the 376 that entered last year. The winner will walk away with $1,025,500, and the top 45 spots will walk away with at least $12,500. Here is a look at the total prize pool:

1: $1,025,500
2: $550,000
3: $291,500
4: $230,000
5: $180,000
6: $135,000
7-8: $90,000
9-10: $60,000
11-12: $40,000
13-18: $30,000
19-24: $25,000
25-30: $20,000
31-36: $15,000
37-45: $12,500

Isaac BaronThe race to end the day with the chip lead once again came down to the wire. This injected the usual calm that accompanies the end of a first day with a nice shot of energy. Heading into the final level Vivek Rajkumar led the way with 150,000 and he was trailed closely by Gary Tighe (147,000) and Wook Kim (140,000). At the end of the tenth level Isaac Baron jumped ahead of everyone and he held 153,700 to take home the $10,000 prize awarded to the day 1B chip leader. Here is a look at who joined Baron at the top of the leader board at the end of play:

Isaac Baron: 153,700
Vivek Rajkumar: 137,500
Danny Kim: 131,400
Luis Velador: 129,400
Gary Tighe: 114,600
John Monnette: 103,600
Chris Moore: 98,400
Kathy Liebert: 97,800
Daniel Negreanu: 95,700
Hevad Khan: 88,000

The 95 players that survived tonight will join the 50 players that remain from day 1A tomorrow at 10:45 a.m. The plan is to play down to the final 36 players, and will be there to bring you all of the action in live updates, chip counts, and photos.

There were also more shooting stars in action today as well. The 27 professionals that had $5,000 bounties on their heads faired a little worse than yesterday. At the end of the night 10 remained as 17 of them hit the rail and various bounty hunters collected their share of $85,000. Here is a look at the list of shooting stars in action on day 1B:

Daniel NegreanuMichael Binger - out
Brandon Cantu - 41,900
John Cernuto - 36,100
David Chiu - out
T.J. Cloutier - 44,800
Allen Cunningham - 84,000
Eli Elezra - 38,900
Antonio Esfandiari - out
Chris Ferguson - out
Ted Forrest - out
Chau Giang - out
Barry Greenstein - out

Jennifer Harman - 19,700
Phil Laak - out
Nam Le - out

Howard Lederer - 62,200
Kathy Liebert - 97,800
Jeff Madsen - out
Nenad Medic - out

Michael Mizrachi -out
Daniel Negreanu - 95,700
Men Nguyen - 27,500
Scotty Nguyen - out
John Phan - out
Jennifer Tilly - out

J.C. Tran - out
David Williams – out