Dan 1a končan
Dan 1a končan
They needed to play into an extra level in the opening flight of the EPT Prague €1,100 Eureka Main Event to reach the money, but after a bit of bonus time, 103 players advanced to Day 2, led by Poland's Mateusz Szymanski (606,000).
The day featured plenty more star power as well, with PokerStars ambassador “Papo MC” Alejandro Lococo (508,000) not far behind. Kenny Hallaert (318,000) and Ismael Bojang (297,000) are also among those advancing on to Day 2.
Top 10 Chip Counts
|3||João Roque Mestre Ferreira||Portugal||520,000|
The tournament’s opening flight saw 694 entries in the field with the final 15% making the money. Players were allowed one re-entry and also had the opportunity to join one of the other three flights, should they bust.
Among those that busted day 1a and hopped into the evening 1b turbo flight were Masato Yokosawa and Ori Hasson.
Hallaert and Bojang Make Noise
Hallaert was nursing a short stack in the early levels of play but managed to turn it into a contender with a series of double-ups and eliminations.
Bojang, who said he was excited to be playing his first EPT Prague in four years steadily grew his stack throughout the day before finishing with a healthy 297,000.
The final 103 players from this flight will combine with the survivors of flights B, C, and D on Tuesday, March 8 for Day 2. The total prize pool will be announced then, but this flight alone generated over €660,000 toward that final total.
Stay tuned to PokerNews for all the action from this event and every EPT Prague event here at King’s Casino Prague.
Marcin Gos got his last 14,000 chips in on the bubble versus Ioannis Kapnopoulos.
The flop came , giving Kapnopoulos top pair and putting Gos in jeopardy.
The turn and river completed the deal, eliminating Gos on the bubble and sending the remaining 104 players home in the money.
The final 107 players have returned from break to eliminate three more players before the money.
- Slepe stave:
107 players still remain at the end of level 16.
They have been sent on a 15-minute break and will return to eliminate three more players before ending the day.
Upon return, the T-500 chips will have been colored up.
João Roque Mestre Ferreira has joined the chip leaders with under ten players remaining until the money.
With a decent pot already built and a board reading , Ferreira's big blind opponent checked to him, and he moved all-in for approximately 160,000, which got called.
Ferreira showed for two pair, while his opponent turned over . The big call failed and Ferreira's opponent was eliminated, giving Ferriera a stack near 500,000.
On a river board reading , Pavel Brzeski called an approximately 50,000 chip all-in bet from his opponent in early position.
Brzeski's superior ace took the pot and eliminated the player, bringing the field down to 124 players, just 20 away from the money and the end of play in day 1a.