Meet The Leaders

  • Big Stax XXI 1100
  • Level 7 (300/600/100)
  • Day 1A Entries: 143

There will be three levels before a 75-minute dinner break.

stras gofton
Stras Gofton, Day 1A Level 7

Stras Gofton takes the top spot with 157k. Gofton has no tracked live results and also sits at a table of pretty unfamiliar faces. That is a tough thing to do in the smallest field of the Main Events as there are many tough players throughout the room. Gofton has gotten off to the best start of them all however, and will look to take his 3x starting stack much deeper into Day 1 play.

timothy pirraglia
Timothy “Pizza” Pirraglia, Day 1A Level 7

Timothy “Pizza” Pirraglia is in second place through six levels with 143k. He has $53k in live cashes and has already posted three scores in 2017. His biggest opportunity came with a cash in the Borgata Winter Poker Open Main Event. Pirraglia played the $3500 buy-in and came in 109th for a score just shy of $7k. With plenty of tournament experience under his belt, Pirraglia starts his journey for his first major tournament score.

The rest of the top 5 includes Mike Kemeter (137k), Masoud Jafari (130k), and Adam Levitan (125k). In the 1100, things move a bit slower at the beginning. The chip-leader has just 3x starting stack and only a handful of players have crossed the 100k mark at this point. The much deeper play early allows for more cautious pots to be played and it will take some time before someone jumps into the 200k-300k range here on Day 1A.