Day 1b of the €1,650 entry €1,000,000 guarantee WSOPC Main Event at the King’s Casino Rozvadov got underway at 2 p.m. today as the poker festival approaches its climax.
Marian Flesar ended the day as chip leader after 12 levels of play with 271,700, followed by former EPT 2016 Barcelona Champion Sebastian Malec with 250,200. Third was Jacques Baily with 234,700.
That means Flesnar will lead Day 2 as Lambros Vrakas from Greece ended Day 1a on 249,500.
Some of the famous faces in the field looking to grab a slice of that huge prizepool included World Series of Poker legends Martin Stasko, Pierre Neuville and more recent November Niner Vojtech Ruzicka, who late registered after failing to bag chips yesterday.
Kabrhel provided the entertainment for the poker room as he was two tabling both the 6-Max and the Main Event.
One of the younger guns looking to follow in their footsteps was Czech Republic’s Martin Kabrhel and he provided the entertainment for the poker room as he was two tabling both the 6-Max and the Main Event.
Kabrhel quickly bust his first bullet in the Main Event shortly after the dinner break with the fourth hand he played when he got it in with ace-jack versus tens and bricked out.
He then re-entered and was again running between tables level after level to see as many hands as possible. It was a valiant attempt to sportify poker but he was eliminated shortly before the last level of the day.
Other notables at the tables were Matthias De Meulder, Marcin Horecki, Tom Holke, Catalin Pop and Thomas “The Talk” Traboulsi.
Some of the other stacks from today to look out for tomorrow include Josef Snejberg (228,000), Thomas Traboulsi (148,700)
and Dimitri Urbanovitch (64,400). Stasko made it through with 61,500 and Neuville squeaked through with 47,900 after losing a couple of late hands with pocket kings and pocket jacks.
Day 1b ended up attracting a total of 381 entries with 160 players progressing to join the 87 survivors from Day 1a. Day 1a had a total of 234 entries with 87 players bagging up chips.
The number of entries required to hit the €1,000,000 guarantee is 667 which means they are currently 53 short of that figure, but entry is still open until the start of Day 2 for those who didn’t re-enter Day 1b.
The full list of chip counts and the seat draw for Day 2 will be published shortly before play resumes as the combined field gathers tomorrow at the largest card room in Europe for cards in the air 2 p.m.
They will play 10-hour-long levels as the road to crowning a new champion continues. The PokerNews live reporting team will bring youall the action from the felt as it happens.
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