EPT Barcelona: Data dump

Players are now taking a 15 minute break before we enter level seven, where the blinds will be 200-400 with a 50 ante. We're playing eight levels only today, meaning a relatively early finish of just after 3am.

Play is still racing along. We're down to 136 players of the original 263 and it's fair to expect that we'll comfortably break the 100 level tonight. Tomorrow's field will be bigger: there are some players who didn't show today who will be included tomorrow, while plenty of pros pre-registered for Wednesday, preferring to play three days straight, with any luck, rather than take a day off.

Among the notable chip-stacks, or notable names, are the following:

David Williams -- 34,000
Noah Boeken -- 19,000
Sverre Sundbo -- 46,000
Anette Obrestad -- 21,000
Brandon Shaefer -- 15,000
Mark Teltscher -- 48,000
Cort Kibler-Melby -- 55,000
Katja Thater -- 19,00
Mickey Wernick -- 13,000
Paul Testud -- 26,000
Roland de Wolfe -- 9,000
Ilari Sahamies -- 30,000
Phil Gordon -- 13,000
Michael Greco -- 21,000
Rob Hollink -- 2,500
ElkY -- 20,000
William Thorson -- 3,500
Paul Wasicka -- 19,000
Ramzi Jelassi -- 26,000
Richard Ashby -- 23,000
Johnny Lodden -- 19,000
Julian Thew -- 10,500
Thierry Cazals -- 21,000

Among the notable eliminations:

Ram Vaswani
John Kabbaj
Jimmy Fricke
Jani Sointula
Sorel Mizzi

Spotted in the crowd:

Johnny Chan

Here's what's been going on today so far:

Welcome to Barcelona
An introduction to some of the notables
The rise and fall of Gobboboy
Boeken and Shaefer go in opposite directions
Cort Kibler-Melby: an early contender

Brad Willis
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