EPT Copenhagen: Goodnight from Denmark
by Simon Young
That's it for the night. The dealers are racing off the green 25 chips and the 78 players will then bag up their spoils before getting a well-deserved rest.
PokerStars qualifier Brent Wheeler, from Illinois, has not only maintained his big stack - but extended it to about 74,000 and has the lead. We'll have the full chip counts for you as soon as possible.
Well done to Daniel Phillips, from the UK, who was here courtesy of winning the first big Amateur Poker Association and Tour event, which was sponsored by PokerStars. After struggling with just a few thousand chips for the last couple of levels, he burst into life and has made it safely through to day two with 15,600, thanks to two late double ups.
We'll be back tomorrow for Day 1B, with another 200 or so runners hoping to make it through to Friday's Day 2.
Among them will be Team PokerStars' Tom McEvoy, from the United States, and Germany's Katja Thater. Also playing is Dutchman Marcel Luske, last year's Copenhagen winner Mads Andersen from Denmark - and a certain T J Cloutier, who won through to this event in a PokerStars satellite. With five WSOP bracelets to his name, he will be one to watch.