Comisso and Froehlich Bag Big on Day 1c of Massive HPT Hollywood Columbus

Comisso and Froehlich Bag Big on Day 1c of Massive HPT Hollywood Columbus

Mike Comisso

Day 1c of the Heartland Poker Tour (HPT) Hollywood Casino Columbus $1,650 Main Event saw a staggering 328 entries enter the field to combine with the 103 from Day 1a and the 157 from 1b to make 588 total entries for the tournament. That high total creates a prize pool of $855,540 with 63 players guaranteed the money with a min-cash being worth $3,067. The winner is slated to take home an astounding $191,723 top prize.

At the end of the day, the chip leader was Mike Comisso with 513,000. His large stack is still some distance behind Day 1b chip leader Adam Friedman, who bagged an outrageous 807,000, and it also trails Day 1a chip leader Brian Frye, who sits at 537,000.

Among the 59 players to advance to Sunday’s Day 2 include 2018 Bracelet winner Joey Couden (370,000), Randy Froehlich (475,500), Andy Spears (314,000), Ben Grise (384,500) and Ryan Rogers (285,000).

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Top 10 Day 1c Chip Counts

Place Player Count
1 Mike Comisso 513,000
2 Randy Froehlich 475,500
3 Ben Grise 384,500
4 Joey Couden 370,000
5 Jeff Hart 334,500
6 Greg Ritter 323,500
7 Andy Spears 314,000
8 Kevin Eyster 314,000
9 Mike Sabbia 304,000
10 Ryan Wince 303,500

Some notable players who will not be playing Day 2 after busting 1c are four-time HPT Champion Greg Raymer, Hae Yim, Karam Dhillon, current HPT POY points leader Greg Wood, David "The Maven" Gutfreund, and Igor Ioffe.

Those moving on will combine with the survivors of Day 1a/b to create an exciting Day 2 which will begin at 11 a.m. on Sunday with 94 players returning to action. The start of the day average stack will be 187,650 with play beginning at level 16 with blinds at 2500/5000/5000.

Day 2 will take place at 11 a.m. on Sunday. The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be on hand to capture all the action from both flights, so be sure to tune in all weekend for all the HPT action you can handle.

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  • Mike Comisso and Randy Froehlich lead after Day 1b of @HPTPoker @HollywoodCbus.

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