EPT Barcelona: In the crowd
There's a familiar melee in the lobby of the Gran Casino Barcelona, as the square pegs of 300-odd poker players attempt to funnel into the round hole that is the downtairs poker room. They first have to register as a member of the casino, then have their barcodes checked at a swanky new passport control area, before starting the whole queuing process again to hand over the money. They love it, as you can imagine.
Anyway, as that riot occurs outside, we've had a chance to scan the list of the early registrations and to pick out the notable players. There are two day ones -- today and tomorrow -- and first out of the blocks are the following:
Team PokerStars Pros
PokerStars Sponsored players
Pieter De Korver
These are just a few of them. More to follow.
Play has just started. The structure for the EPT can be found HERE - in short, it's 10,000 starting chips, one hour levels, starting at 25-50, with an ante coming into play in level six, some time tonight.
We'll be starting our chip count page shortly, with a prominent link at the top of the page. The counts will be approximate and updated hourly and will not be exhaustive. A full list will be published as an when it is made available by the tournament staff.