The European Poker Tour is finally back with its latest Main Event, with this one being held in Sanremo, Italy. Day 1a of the event attracted a fairly small field by its own standards of just 176, yet as we all know, Day 1b is when most players prefer to play.
Once those players had seen themselves past eight tough levels there were just 103 of those players remaining with Cristiano Guerra leading them all with a chip count of 148,700. In the top ten were some big names such as John Haigh, Aku Joentausta and EPT Prague Main Event winner Julian Track, each building up impressive chip counts ready for Day 2.
Also going through into Day 2, yet not with as healthy chip counts as those in the top ten were the likes of Mathew Frankland, Sergio Aido, Kimmo Kurko and PokerStars Team Pros Pius Heinz, Alex Kravchenko, Angel Guilen and Vanessa Selbst.
Not all of the big names could do enough to see Day 2 of the event however, as the likes of Jeff Rossiter, Natalie Hof, Andrea Dato, Kitty Kuo, Jannick Wrang and PokerStars Team Pro Jonathan Duhamel all fell during the day.
Vanessa bust me out qq vs my AK ,sad now,I want to fly to London tmr !
— kuo hui chen (@kittykuopoker) April 14, 2014
Day 1b will see a hopefully bigger field take to the felt at the same time today, with the players charged with joining this bunch into Day 2. We are expecting many more big names, especially with a whole bunch of PokerStars Team Pros set to play.
The EPT Main Event was not the only event being played out in Sanremo yesterday so make sure you catch up with the results in the partnering Italian Poker Tour Main Event and High Roller which were completed yesterday as well.
Join us again tomorrow to find out who has made it from Day 1b into Day 2 and who will now have to wait for the High Roller.
The Current Top Ten
1st) Cristiano Guerra – 148,700
2nd) John Haigh – 130,000
3rd) Aku Joentausta – 125,500
4th) Artem Metalidi – 101,200
5th) Christian Caliumi – 101,100
6th) Pawel Brzeski – 100,000
7th) Yordan Dimitrov – 99,000
8th) Julian Track – 97,300
9th) Bruno Stefanelli – 97,300
10th) Antonio Lafosse Fernandez – 88,700