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Umut Ozturk Leads the Day 1b Pack at Wisconsin State Poker Championship

Umut Ozturk

The second of three starting flights has been played to its conclusion with 233 entries on Day 1b bringing the two-day total to 353. Umut Ozturk (402,000) found himself atop the counts when the day came to an end, finishing as the only player above 400,000.

Ozturk was seen with a comfortable stack throughout most of the day after registering shortly after play began. That was only the beginning though, as he found pocket aces twice at the right time in the last two hours, winning two huge pots and scoring two knockouts along the way. The second knockout brought him just below 350,000, and he chipped up a bit from there to reach his final resting total for the day.

Umut Ozturk Apple Valley, MN 402,000
Daniel Goepel Hartland, WI 392,000
Rob Wazwaz Milwaukee, WI 374,000
Gerald Siemienas Arlington Height, IL 316,000
Goran Filipovic Milwaukee, WI 289,000
Robert Dunn Comstock Park, MI 259,000
Nicholas Pupillo Gilbert, AZ 250,000
Blake Whittington Cleveland, TN 237,000
Nicola Ditrapani Rolling Meadows, IL 228,000
Eric Salazar Greensboro, NC 210,000
Li Shen Wilmette, IL 203,000
Mike Shin Mount Prospect, IL 178,000
Louie Brazzoni Waukesha, WI 158,000
George Dietz Iii Forest Park, IL 150,000
Casey Robbins Lemont, IL 141,000
John Reading Rochester, MN 136,000
Yao Yin La Crosse, WI 123,000
Matthew Shepsky Skokie, IL 122,000
Kanat Ozturk Bloomington, MN 102,000
Alain Medesan Milwaukee, WI 84,000
Todd Sladek Glen Ellyn, IL 81,000
Hao Sun Waukegan, IL 61,000
Songjie Zhou Buffalo Grove, IL 49,000
Andy Tran Altoona, WI 46,000
Lisa Timm Gurnee, IL 36,000
Ryan Scully Oswego, IL 32,000