EPT Prague: Unleash day two

There’s a certain cruelty attached to day two of any EPT event. The effort used to survive day one turned bagging chips up last night was an achievement, succeeding where hundreds of others failed. But this morning the realisation dawns that you’re still some way from having anything to show for your work and you could easily leave this place as an also-ran. The 177 players returning today only 56 will be paid. That’s 121 people to disappoint.

That said, it sure is fun to watch. A colourful mix of players from all corners of the poker world trying to do justice to a long eight hours at the table earlier this week can make for a gripping day. Leading them chip wise is EPT stalwart Christer Johansson who bagged up 108,100 chips last night. Manual Bevard is the Swede’s closest pursuer on 97,200.

All that will change of course as we play through until just 32 players remain. Tournament officials have redrawn and we’ll be eight handed from here through to the final on Saturday.

Level nine is about to get underway with blinds of 400-800 with a 100 ante. It should be quick fire. Brace yourself.

Watch EPT Prague S5: Introduction to Day 2 on PokerStars.tv

Stephen Bartley
@StephenBartley in European Poker Tour