Eureka Poker Tour, Prague: Day 1B, Level 1 & 2 updates, blinds 50-100

eureka-poker-tour-thumb.jpg4.05pm: Break time
That's the end of level two, players are now on a 40 minute dinner break. -- NW

4pm: Got the keys
A little update on James Keys (see 3.20pm post) upon realising he could still play EPT Snowfest Day1B even if he won this tournament he decided to buy-in and try his luck. Nice one James. -- NW

3.50pm: DaWarsaw facts
Meet Grzegorz 'DaWarsaw Mikielewicz, he's a member of Team PokerStars online and as his screename suggests he hails from Warsaw, Poland. He's been playing on PokerStars since 2004 and specalises in multi table tournaments, turbo sit and go's and shorthanded cash games. He's off to a solid start here in Prague, he's up to 16,500. -- NW

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Grzegorz 'DaWarsaw Mikielewicz

3.30pm: Some chipcounts
Here are some early assorted chip counts: Dag Palovic (14,000), Tomas Cibak (18,700), Gilles Augustus (15,300), Mike Hill (20,300), Mitch Johnson (14,800). -- NW

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Quiet start for Team PokerStars Pro Dag Palovic

3.20pm: Off Keys
I'd spotted well known British pro James Keys at the back of the tournament room and figured he was either out already or on an alternates list. But no the British pro is just here railing a few of his friends as he's off to play EPT Snowfest which starts on Sunday. -- NW


2.50pm: The British are coming
As well as the aforementioned WIll Fry there's a few more players from Blighty in the field today and they make up a pretty strong British contingent. Amongst them are Mike Hill - he's made three final tables on the PokerStars UKIPT tour - Keith Johnson, who came third in a UK event for £28,050 and Neil Rawnsley who's fresh off a 10th place finish at UKIPT Manchester last week. -- NW

2.40pm: Man overboard
It took a full 70 minutes to lose a player yesterday, today one has gone after just 30 minutes of play. The only warning I had of this was the cry of seat open and by the time I'd rushed over to see what had happened the dealer was already onto the next hand. I'll try and find out what happened though. -- NW

2.30pm: Fry up
EPT Budapest Champion Will Fry was a late arrival, however he's already played two hands and is up to 23,000. -- NW

2.05pm: Play is underway
After a brief introduction from tournament and PokerStars staff, play is underway. -- NW

2pm: Day 1B set to start
Welcome to Day 1B of the Eureka Poker Tour, Prague event at the Card Club casino. Yesterday 160 players, including Team PokerStars Pro Martin Hruby tried their luck and 50 players advanced to day two.

Today we can expect more players and a number of big names to try to emulate them. Amongst those taking their seats today will be Team PokerStars Pro Dag Palovic, Polish Team PokerStars Online member Grzegorz 'DaWarsaw' Mikielewicz, EPT Budapest winner Will Fry and UKIPT Coventry winner Gilles Augustus.

Players are in their seats and just filling out their waiver forms, play will be underway shortly. -- NW

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Prague at night

PokerStars Blog reporting team at Eureka Poker Tour Prague:Nick Wright. Photos courtesy of Tomas Stacha.

Nick Wright
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