RG Tunica Main Event (Day 1A): Justin Gardenhire Leads First Flight

Level 12 (1,200/2,400/400)
Day 1A Entries: 124
Players Remaining: 28
Chip Average: 88,500

Late turned out to be better than never for Justin Gardenhire (pictured), who is the chip leader at the end of Day 1A. Gardenhire registered right before the start of Level 9 and multiplied his starting stack of 20,000 into 200,000.

According to Gardenhire, "he ran bad" the last 30 minutes of the night but still managed to come out on top. 

"G1" eliminated a player after flopping a straight with A5♠ on 432 and held against K♠10♠ to pick up 37,000 more at the start of the level.

The second biggest stack from the day belongs to Steven Williams (180,000). Notables who found a bag include Connie Rice (120,000), Robert Hankins (80,000), and Ray Henson (77,500). 

A total of 28 players advanced from the 124 who entered the flight. 

Full counts from the flight are to be posted as soon as they are available. Below is a look at the top of the leaderboard from Day 1A. Day 1B starts tomorrow at 12:00 pm. 

Justin Gardenhire - 200,000
Steven Williams - 180,000
Judge Leo Boothe - 147,000
Jamie Strickland - 136,000
Daniel Fagen - 134,500
Hutch Clinton - 127,000

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