Eureka4 Vienna: PokerStars player Mateusz Warowiec leads 1B field
After Eureka Poker Tour event in Prague featured 1,315 runners, you'd be hard-pressed to think that such a record-breaking event could be topped. And you'd be very wrong. Eureka Vienna not only beat Prague's number, but it smashed it completely with 1,432 entries making it the biggest event in Eureka's short history. There were 975 players who signed up in the Hofburg palace with registration having to take over 100 alternates.
PokerStars player Mateusz Warowiec seized the chip lead right at the end of the day, the Pole finished with 224,800. His compatriot, PokerStars qualifier Pawel Czartoryski was second with 205,200 while Eddy Maksoud (202,100) and Dimitrios Barmpathanasis (202,000) were the only other players above the 200,000-plus mark. This means that overall it'll still be PokerStars qualifier Gerald Karlic who retained the chip leader with his 241,500 stack. Warowiec will begin in second place while Razvan Bordei is in third. A full list of chip counts for Day 2 will appear here overnight.
Team PokerStars Pros who managed to make it through included Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier (74,500) and Max Lykov (71,800) while Team Online's Mickey Petersen (48,000), who had talked to PokerStarsBlog.com about adjusting his game for different buy-in levels, also survived. Not all the Team Pros were so lucky, Martin Hruby, Michael Keiner and Eugene Katchalov were among 600-plus players who busted today.
Tomorrow, the remaining 399 players will return to play at 12 p.m. local time, into the money and beyond. The PokerStars Blog will revert to the more traditional style of reporting when the bubble approaches to make sure you do not miss any of the action. In the meantime feel free to check out some of the earlier posts about todays record-breaking field, available in other languages should you deem it necessary.
We'll see you here tomorrow as Eureka Vienna continues into Day 2!