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WSOP Europe €5,000,000 GTD Main Event Welcomes 341 Survivors on Day 2

The time has come for all poker players currently at King’s Casino to battle for the most prestigious poker tournament in the diverse schedule of the World Series of Poker Europe poker festival. The Main Event featuring a guaranteed prize pool of €5,000,000 has already reached its Day 2 phase and at this point, the coveted 10th WSOPE Bracelet is closer than ever before.

Just like in every other major poker congregation around the globe, the culminating event is preferred by many of the participants. Facing a choice between the Main Event and any other poker tournament, many of them would prefer to register for the former. The situation during this WSOPE makes no exception, as the first starting flight taking place this Saturday saw some 140 players making their way to their appointed seats.

Familiar Faces Make Their Way Into Main Event

Many familiar faces made their way into the first starting flight of this event, but only 73 of them made it to the other side of Day 1a. Each of them provided the mandatory buy-in of €10,350 in order to make it in. Among the players who made it to the next phase of the poker tournament was Bulgarian poker player Stoyan Obreshkov with his chip stack of 90,900 at the end of the day.

Gianluca Speranza was another poker enthusiasts who managed to make it to Day 2 with some 101,100 to his name. Romain Lewis was another recurring player who made a comeback in this culminating event registering some 181,700 to his name by the final minutes of the day. Chip leader at the end of the day was Marco Slacanas from Germany with a leading chip stack of 544,300, placing a significant gap between him and the runner-up position.

This also guaranteed him the overall chip leading position a the beginning of Day 2. The second starting flight of this event came on Sunday with as many as 199 players registering of participation. As many as 148 players reserved their seats on Day 2, thanks to their proficient performance on the felt. The player with the fewest chips at the end of the day Konstantin Beylin who nursed some 16,000 in chips.

Bulgarian poker player Dimitar Yosifov was also among the survivors with some 36,200 on his account. Timur Margolin, who claimed the seventh WSOPE Bracelet of this festival at the end of the €1,100 Monster Stack event also claimed some 117,400 in chips.

Poker Action Progresses at King’s Casino

Marek Blasko is among the well-known local layers who also made an appearance in this poker tournament, proving he is worthy of the 129,900 chip stack. Some of the most recognizable names in the industry further solidified the premium status of this event, with Koray Aldemir bagging 135,700.

The leading position at the end of this second and last flight was Adrian Mateos ranking first with 393,700 which ranked him fifth at the ultimate redraw Day 2. In total, returning players reached some 341, but soon after the start of the day there were some 38 new players making their way in. Meanwhile, Paul Michaelis was the player eliminated first and since this is his re-entry, his chances of winning are nixed.

Aldemir was also among the player eliminated as he could not outplay Bjorn Wiesler, but he was quick to re-enter the race. Right before the scheduled 15-minute break before Level 9 another proficient player Maria Lampropulos was among the survivors as well with her chip count of 117,000. Day 2 is provides the last chance for entering the poker tournament, as the registration window will close soon.

More poker action is expected towards the end of Monday’s action, as well as on Days 3, 4, and 5 leading towards the Final Day set to take place on Friday. Those who make it all the way to the last challenging day will enter the final battle of the top positions and the generous cash prizes coming with them.

 Author: Benjamin Barry

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