San Diego ( Poker News): Huy Nguyen of Huntington Beach, California is the chip leader at the end of Day 1b of the Mid-States Poker Tour(MSPT) $1,110 Main Event, part of the Showtime Series at San Diego’s Sycuan Casino Resort. There were a total of 156 runners for the second of three flights this weekend, and 20 players will move on to Sunday’s Day 2 finale to compete for a prize pool that looks to burst through the $300,000 guarantee.
Nguyen bagged 157 big blinds and he will return for Day 2 in search of his first MSPT Main Event title after making a deep run at the Venetian in October of 2021. That 12th place finish was good for $21,421, and Nguyen will look to improve on that Sunday. Other players moving on to Sunday’s Day 2 include Scott Subak, Shane Murphy, Eric Liu, and Igor Keselman.