A Look at a Portion of the Main Event Field — 243 Players and Counting in Flight A

Event #8 $2,000 Main Event with $1,000,000 guarantee (one $10,000 WSOP seat added)

Cards have been the air for just about 90 minutes in the Chicago Poker Classic’s Main Event — a $2,000 no-limit hold’em tournament with a $1,000,000 guarantee and a $10,000 World Series of Poker seat added. The clock reads 243 total players with Flight A registration open for another six hours and tomorrow’s Flight B still to come.

Many notable Chicago pros are in the field including Aaron Massey and Aaron Steury who are making their first appearance at this year’s series in the $2,000 finale.

Here’s a look at some of the players giving it a go here in Flight A:

Chicago pro and 2013 CPC $5,000 heads-up champion, Aaron Massey.

Chicago pro and 2013 CPC $5,000 heads-up champion, Aaron Massey.

2015 CPC Event 1 champion, Zal Irani.

2015 CPC Event 1 champion, Zal Irani.

2012 WSOP Circuit at Horseshoe Hammond Main Event champion, Josh Williams.

2012 WSOP Circuit at Horseshoe Hammond Main Event champion, Josh Williams.

2010 WSOP November Niner, John Dolan.

2010 WSOP November Niner, John Dolan.

Chicago pro and six-time tournament winner, Kevin Saul.

Chicago pro and six-time tournament winner, Kevin Saul.

Detroit pro Jose Serratos (left) and WSOP gold bracelet winner Aaron Steury (right).

Detroit pro Jose Serratos (left) and WSOP gold bracelet winner Aaron Steury (right).

Eight-time tournament winner, Matt Kirby.

Eight-time tournament winner, Matt Kirby.

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