PNIA Main Event (Day 1A): Nearing The Banner

Level 9 (250/500/75)
Total PNIA Main Event Entries: 177

As previously noted, champions of Choctaw main events past have their glory emblazoned in glory around the Grand Theater. Two players in today’s Day 1 session have come tantalizingly close to being permanently enshrined in Choctaw history and are battling it out at the same table to try and take that final step.

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Justin Liberto had his banner run cut down in sixth place during January 2016’s WSOP Circuit event. Liberto earned $80,000 for that run and recently crossed the $2,000,000 mark in tournament winnings. The 2015 bracelet winner is well above the starting stack after sitting down a few levels ago as he heads in the direction of second Choctaw final table. 
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Andy Hwang came as close it gets in 2015 when he took the silver medal in the World Poker Tour event. Hwang ultimately lost in a heads up duel to Jason Brin and took home a $468,000 consolation prize for his efforts. Hwang earned a cash in April’s PNIA Main Event and will look to regain that final table form this weekend.  
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