Richard Saechao Leads Eight Day 1A Survivors at WPTDeepStacks Fresno

May 18, 2018

Richard Saechao

There were 52 entries on Day 1A of the $1,100 buy-in WPTDeepStacks Fresno Main Event at Club One Casino on Thursday, and there are still two starting days left for players to get in on the action. An even larger field is expected for Day 1B on Friday.

The chip leader of the eight survivors at the end of play is Richard Saechao (pictured above) with 290.500. Other big stacks were bagged up by Mario Lopez (273,500), and Joel Ramirez rounds out the top three as the only other player to bag more than 200,000 (204,500).

Here are the chip counts at the end of play:

Richard Saechao – 290,500
Mario Lopez – 273,500
Joel Ramirez – 204,500
Danny Kim – 181,000
Dennis Heu – 107,000
Rafael Gonzalez – 95,500
Travis Fujisaka – 95,000
David Alford – 53,500

Familiar faces that did not advance today (but have the chance to enter again on Friday and Saturday) included WPT Champions Club member David Larson, Season 4 WPTDeepStacks Central California champion Michael Lin, John Hadley, Michael Moore, Thomas Nghe, Daniel Perrachi, Adolfo Rayas, Elizabeth Tedder, and gold bracelet winner Brandon Wong.

Day 1B begins on Friday at 4:15 pm PT. Registration will remain open until the start of Level 10 (approximately 11:45 pm local time). The WPTDeepStacks live reporting team will be here to bring you all of the action in live updates, chips counts, photos, and videos from Fresno, California.

If you’re looking for some content in the meantime, you can┬ácheck out the WPTDeepStacks Travel Guide to the Fresno Tour Stop if you want some fun ideas for activities off the felt.

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