Event #1: €350 NLH Opener

Slavik Bags WSOPE Opener Day 1b Chip Lead

will_shill • Nivo 14: 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante
Zdenko Slavik

By the time entries closed on Day 1b of The Opener, another 1,045 players had jumped into the event, generating a prize pool in excess of €535,000.

While full prize details are yet to be announced, we do know that approximately 228 players will be joining the 144 from yesterday in Day 2 of this event.

Leading the way appears to be Zdenko Slavik who bagged 457,000, narrowly ahead of Andreas Pavli (4553,500) and Ehud Agnon (437,500).

Slavik finished second in the Swiss Poker Open here at King's Resort last month for €72,250 and will be looking for another deep run today.

Martin Kabrhel
Martin Kabrhel missed out on a place in Day 2 of The Opener

Other notables to bag on Day 2 included Jan Bendik (145,500), Tobias Peters (60,000), Sebastian Langrock (53,000) and Claudio Celenza (187,000).

Big names to miss out included Martin Kabrhel, Artur Rudenkov and Jack Sinclair.

The surviving players will return at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 21 for Day 2. The current plan is for the tournament to play down to a final table on Sunday, but this is subject to change.

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