The final 14 players are finished with Day 1b and Lauren Bunch leads the way with 138,300. Bunch started earlier today at a table filled with fellow Run Good regulars and when she eventually moved, managed to run up the top stack for the day.
She flopped a straight and held against Sture Busch, who couldn't make his flush draw. She then flopped top set against John Heckenkamp who flopped bottom two pair. Both players made a full house and Heckenkamp was left short and would eventually bust to Patty Molina, who bagged 42,700.
There were quite a few familiar faces in today's field and many of them moved on from the field of 59 to Day 2. Cash Carpenter actually bagged for the second time and will now take his 125,000 forward to Day 2 over the 30,500 that he bagged for Day 1a.
Julie Cornelius (117,100), Grant Hinkle (68,500), Blair Hinkle (80,400), and D.J. Alexander (103,000) all moved on and will join the 12 remaining Day 1a players on Friday.
Dan "Wretchy" Martin, John Heckenkamp, Clint Tolbert, and Derrick Contreras all failed to make Day 2, but might be in the field Friday at 10 a.m. for Day 1c, the final starting flight for the RGPS Global Championship Cruise.
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Here are the end of Day 1b Chip Counts:
|Lauren Bunch - 138,300||Cash Carpenter - 125,000|
|Todd Gross - 124,500||Jules Cornelius - 117,100|
|Brandon Butler - 113,600||D.J. Alexander - 103,000|
|Blair Hinkle - 80,400||Tim Krisher - 77,400|
|Grant Hinkle - 68,500||Roger Linnemann - 66,600|
|Anne Busch - 57,200||Patty Molina - 42,700|
|Nick Peperone - 33,100||Adam Sahyouni - 32,200|