The first day of the 2012-13 World Series of Poker Circuit presented by Southern Comfort 100 Proof IP Biloxi Main Event is in the books. There were 296 players who took their seats at the felt on Saturday, with 192 playing in first flight and 104 in the second flight. Going into Day 2, 88 players will return and James Barger leads them all after bagging up 228,100.
From the first Day-1 flight, 59 players advance to Day 2 and the second flight advanced 29. Joining Barger at the top of the counts are Jerry Ard (196,500), Charles Moore (184,000) and Brad Johnson (164,000).
Other notables moving on to Day 2 are Tyler Smith, Aaron Massey, Ryan Tepen, Rex Clinkscales, Dwyte Pilgrim, Robert Castoire, Ryan Lenaghan, John Dolan, Chris Parsons, Kat Bowen, Ben Mintz, Chip Ervin, Kyle Cartwright and Jacob Bazeley.
We saw many Circuit regulars fire two bullets and not make it through to Day 2, including Daniel Lowery, Maurice Hawkins, Robert Salaburu, Tripp Kirk, Russell Ivy, Becky Makar, Chris Conrad, Kenny Milam, Jacob Naquin, Miguel Borrero, David Diaz, “The Captain” Tom Franklin and Ashly Butler.
Cartwright and Clinkscales played a hand together where Cartwright’s radar was spot on. Clinkscales opened from middle position to 2,100 and Cartwright called from the big blind. The flop fell and both players checked. The turn brought the and again both players checked. The fell on the river and Cartwright bet 2,700 only to have Clinkscales raised to 12,700. Cartwright folded face up and Clinkscales showed for the rivered straight.
Pilgrim eliminated Jerry Monroe, the defending champ, late in Day 1b. After a flop of Monroe moved all-in and Pilgrim called. Monroe held top pair with but Pilgrim had him beat holding . The turn and river bricked for Monroe and Pilgrim carried his momentum to the end of the night.
Day 2 will have cards in the air promptly a 1200 CDT (1800 BST). The field is scheduled to play 13 levels or to a final table of nine — whichever should come first. Keep up with all of the WSOPC action live on PokerNews.com.
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