Today is Day 1B of Eureka Prague, otherwise known as Yikes, That’s A Lot of People (YTALOP) Day.
According to the Eureka media team, there are 750 players already registered for YTALOP day, while Robin Scherr, my German colleague, is already pecking away at his keyboard, inputting the names of the superstars he’ll be reporting on today.
There really are a lot of poker’s most fabled talents taking a shot at this one this afternoon, including last year’s EPT Prague champion Stephen Graner, who may be making his first appearance back on the tour since his extraordinarily dominant display in this room 12 months ago.
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Pierre Neuville, who was last seen at the World Series of Poker Main Event final table is back on his familiar hunting ground: the halls of the European Poker Tour.
The Red Spades Martin Hruby and Natalie Hof are registered (Chris Moneymaker was spotted in the lobby, but no sign yet if he’s playing); the Brits Adam Owen, Ludovic Geilich, Martins Adeniya, Simon Deadman, Shola Akindele Deadman and Steven Warburton are in, plus the former November Niner James Akenhead.
From the USA, we welcome Jonathan Little and Kevin MacPhee, among others (plus Graner, of course)
At least two members of Ireland’s Firm are here: Dara O’Kearney and David Lappin are on the list.
Meanwhile PokerStars Blog’s leading light Marc Convey is a PokerStars qualifier into this one. You’re playing for second everyone, that’s all I’m saying.
The Eureka coverage is all handily organized on the Eureka Prague page.