At the end of Day 1A of the €225 Lex Live Main Event, Lex Veldhuis said he’d be happy if this tournament got 500 runners. Little did he know, for when play wrapped up after last night’s final Day 1 flights, there would be more than double that amount.

The grand total of 1,064 entries (including 343 re-entries) means the €100K guarantee was well and truly smashed. The final amount was almost double that amount too, with €196,148 set to be split between the final 111 players. A min-cash is worth €492, but here’s a look at the top prizes:

Position

Prize

1

€37,106

2

€22,614

3

€16,032

4

€12,102

5

€9,588

6

€7,250

7

€5,206

8

€3,556

9

€2,810

WHAT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT?

A massive field of 497 entries on Day 1C meant there was not an empty table in the entire Grand Casino de Namur. Add the 82 entries from the Day 1C turbo flight, and that’s 579 unique entries on the night.

Nadia Wanzi topped the turbo

Nadia Wanzi topped the turbo

Job Trekpop bagged the end-of-day chip lead in the main flight with 404,500, while Nadia Wanzi finished top from the turbo with 309,000. Neither managed to eclipse the 514,000 stack of Day 1B chip leader Soufiane Gherbi, so he’ll be the overall chip boss when Day 2 kicks off at 4pm today.

Having arrived on Thursday night, both Fintan “easywithaces” Hand and Felix “xflixx” Schneiders sat down to play last night. Alas, despite a hot start, Hand would bust before the night was through. Schneiders fared better, however, and bagged up 73,500 (good for 18 big blinds).

Other notables to advance yesterday include Steven ‘Aka_nosebud’ Eckl (167,000), Jorden Verbraeken (163,000), and Christophe de Meulder (38,000). It was a case of third time’s a charm for Frenchman Kalidou Sow, who eventually made it through with 140,000 on his third bullet last night.

You can read through the live updates here.

Unfortunately for Veldhuis’s Twitch community, we lost some of the online qualifiers. Sanne ‘Antim00n’ Bombeek won a full package to this event via a €3.30 satellite on PokerStars, but she busted halfway through the day. Her husband, fellow Lex Veldhuis community member Bart ‘Rizn00’ Verboven, also exited with a couple of hours left on the night.


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