Russian Poker Series Egypt event down to 124 players

ps_news_thn.jpgThe Russian Poker Series event in Sharm-El-Sheikh Egypt kicked off today with a field of 212 runners playing for a €380,434 prize pool.

Among the those sitting down today were Team PokerStars Pros Ivan Demidov, Maxim Likov, Vadim Markushevskiy, Jose Ignacio Barbero, and Angel Guillen. Each one of them began the day with a chance at the €104,484 first place prize.

When Day 1 ended, 124 players were left with chips. Vladislav Shuravin led the field with 179,725. Not far behind are Alexander Nudin with 139,500 and Filippo Oreto with 134,000.

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Among the players still in contention are Team Pros Vadim Markushevskiy and Angel Guillen.

Day 2 may or may not see the money bubble pop at 24 players. In any case, three days of play remain before the RPS names its next champion.

The remaining 124 players return Wednesday for Day 2.

Brad Willis
@BradWillis in Russian Poker Series