Day 1A chip leader Ronnie Voth maintains his place at the head of the chip counts as the survivors come together on Day 2 of the EPT Berlin Main Event.
Voth, who qualified for the EPT Berlin Main Event via one of the live qualifiers hosted at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, takes a narrow chip lead into Day 2 of the tournament ahead of fellow Day 1A survivors Mike Kunze and Thomas Richter, and ahead of the best performing player from Day 1B Michael Mizrachi.
Behind the three Germans and Mizrachi, a further 475 players will take their seats today with hopes of getting their hands on the €880,000 first prize after 912 players ponied up the €5,300 buy-in or qualified on PokerStars to make this the biggest EPT Berlin Main Event since Kevin MacPhee took down the tournament in 2010 for a €1 million payday.
Plenty of Stars on the Tables
Those who have already bust from the Main Event will spend an interesting few days on the rail (or playing in one of the many side-events). Players still involved in the tournament include Sorel Mizzi (119,500 chips), Vanessa Selbst (94,800 chips), Barny Boatman (72,700 chips), Scott Seiver (70,100 chips) and Jake Cody (48,000 chips).
When play resumes at the Grand Hyatt Hotel today at 2.00pm today, players will be entering Level 9 (blinds 400/800 – ante 100) and play is schedule to continue for six levels of 75 minutes and two levels of 90 minutes (subject to the whims of the tournament organisers). Those will not be concerned about being blinded out in the early exchanges include:-
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EPT Berlin Side Events Results
In addition to the Berlin Cup won by Pieter de Korver at the weekend, there have been a host of side events at the EPT Berlin. In the (non-satellite) side events to have been decided so far, Mantas Visockis collected a first prize of €30,473 for winning the €330.00 buy-in NL Hold´em Event #5 while Rupert Elder picked up a cheque for €49,500 after victory in the €1,100 buy-in Turbo Event #7.
Rudolf Zintel took down the €330.00 buy-in Turbo Deepstack for €15,000 in Event #11 and Katherine Weir paid for her long trip from California with success in the Ladies Event #14 for €4,200. Russian player Sergey Selin took down the €2,100 PLO turbo (Event #15) to collect €39,300 and Rudolf Zintel almost took down two side events in two days before being denied in the €550.00 buy-in Pot Limit 7 Card Stud Event #18 by Belgium´s Vincent Gabel for €5,660.
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