Another huge field of 427 players took their seats for Day 1b of the European Poker Tour Monte Carlo Grand Final Main Event yesterday bringing us up to 641 in total across the two opening day flights. That puts this years event up more than 110 on last year with registration still actually open until the start of Day 2.
There were 241 survivors from the field on Day 1b with Hendrik Latz proving to have had the most successful time on the felt with chips totalling 191,600. That 241 will now join the survivors from Day 1a into Day 2 meaning there is a total of 347 players left in the tournament so far.
Davidi Kitai is the biggest name in the top ten but there are plenty of others such as Mohsin Charania, Ole Schemion, Steve O’Dwyer, Phil Ivey, Sam Trickett and PokerStars Team Pros Liv Boeree, Barry Greenstein, Johnny Lodden and Mickey Petersen who all progressed.
Bad end to the day.Shitty jack of Diamonds ! Have 40,000 fr day 2…..
— Sam Trickett (@Samtrickett1) April 27, 2014
Those not so lucky enough to be returning for Day 2 of the Main Event will be PokerStars Team Pros Daniel Negreanu, Jason Mercier, Scott Seiver, Daniel Colman and Dermot Blain. They will now have to decide on whether to play in the upcoming High Roller event.
Busted the EPT Grand Final main event. Got KK in vs TT on QT9 board in 4 bet pot. Guy bet and tank called my shove.. Blah! #OnToTheNextOne
— Jason Mercier (@JasonMercier) April 27, 2014
The action today will see both sets of survivors combining for the first time for Day 2, there will also possibly be some new registrations too, so make sure you keep up to date with it all by coming back to see us tomorrow.
The Top Ten From Day 1b
1st) Hendrik Latz – 191,600
2nd) Davidi Kitai – 173,100
3rd) Vladimir Troyanovskiy – 172,000
4th) Abdulaziz Abdulaziz – 150,800
5th) Nikolay Baranov – 144,300
6th) Vincenzo Cortese – 136,100
7th) Anton Makiievskyi – 135,600
8th) Scott Clements – 123,300
9th) Hao Tian – 120,300
10th) Myro Garcia – 112,800