Jared Hemingway Leads Final 17 in Inaugural Texas State $1M GTD Main Event


Day 2 of the Lone Star Poker Series Texas State Main Event at Champions Poker Club was one to remember as 218 hopefuls started daydreaming of the grand prize. When the dust settled at the end of the day after 14 hours of play, just 17 remained.

Leading the way in chips to end the day was Jared Hemingway who bagged 11,325,000. He started to accumulate a large stack with eight tables left as his chip counts rose to one of the higher ones. After a slight dip, he was able to rise again during the last three tables and put himself in pole position at the end of the day.

PokerNews is on the floor to provide all the latest live updates from this massive event, which can be followed here. In addition PokerGO has been live-streaming the event on their YouTube channel. Check out Day 2 live coverage below with Jeff Platt and Brent Hanks on commentary.

Day 2 Action

A player who had one of the more notable days was second place bagger, Christopher Doan who finished with a cool 10,000,000. The start-of-the-day chip leader was involved in many big hands throughout the day, rapidly rising his stack early, plateauing for a while, and then shooting up again late in the day.

Michael Wang, Gabriel Andrade, and Nick Shkolnik rounded out the top 5 in chips, each bagging large stacks as well in the process.

WSOP Main Event winners Chris Moneymaker and Greg Raymer were among those to hit the rail early in the day and for the likes of Matt Berkey and Darren Elias, a similar fate awaited.

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Day 3 Chip Counts

Rank Player Chip Count
1 Jared Hemingway 11,325,000
2 Christopher Doan 10,000,000
3 Michael Wang 9,650,000
4 Gabriel Andrade 9,400,000
5 Nick Shkolnik 9,200,000
6 Brad Freeman 6,300,000
7 Brett Murray 5,250,000
8 Jesse McVicker 4,500,000
9 Josh Thibodaux 4,500,000
10 Robert Wright 3,575,000
11 Shawn Rice 3,575,000
12 Joon Park 3,200,000
13 Brandon Packard 2,975,000
14 Tony Potis 2,850,000
15 Teddy Conner 1,825,000
16 Christopher Gonzales 1,375,000
17 Kevin Kaylor 1,200,000

Remaining Payouts

Place Payout
1 $355,420
2 $215,800
3 $146,955
4 $104,375
5 $79,875
6 $61,375
7 $45,375
8 $34,375
9 $26,000
10-12 $21,050
13-16 $17,100
17 $14,600

The 17 players will return for the final day of the Main Event at 2 p.m. local time in Level 28 (50,000/125,000/125,000). Make sure to stay glued to PokerNews as we’ll play down to a winner in Texas!



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