Registration has now closed for Day 1B of the Eureka Poker Tour event here in Prague and the numbers are just being tabulated in the EPT equivalent of Skynet. A full number will follow but tournament director Thomas Lamatsch said the total number of players in this event will be over 1,600. A lot of players managed to just squeeze in at the end as (very) late alternates including, former EPT winners Kevin Macphee and Martin Finger as well as Ana Marquez.
Team PokerStars Pro Online Mickey Petersen is out, he pushed with K♠Q♠ but ran into Tomasz Koucalsk’s A♣A♠. Georges Yazbeck, Alexander Lakhov, Aku Joentausta and Zoltan Gal have also been knocked out. Gal, who is leading the Eureka4 leaderboard put his last 8,000 in with ace-nine on a nine-high board but got beaten by a straight draw that hit on the turn. Team PokerStars Pros Marcin Horecki and George Danzer have also been knocked out (the latter playing just one hand) as has EPT Live commentator Marc Convey – the latter losing a big coinflip with queens against ace-king.
Meanwhile, the €5,000 Super-High Roller satellite has gotten started in the cash game area on the Mezzanine. At the moment, there are 37 players spread across five tables. Spotted among the tables are PokerStars sponsored-player Dominik Panka, Steve O’Dwyer, David Peters, Dan Shak, Benjamin Pollak, Ivan Soshnikov, Dimitar Danchev, Juha Helppi, Antonio Buonanno and Andrey Shatilov. Registration is open until 6pm and there will be a minimum of three tickets to tomorrow’s Super-High Roller event (which will be covered here on the PokerStars Blog).
– At least 1,170 players have entered today
– A complete number of entries will follow in the next update
– Level 6 (200/400/50) is underway
The Eureka Prague Cup will now start at 9pm instead of 8pm so more tables will be free
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