The European Poker Tour Vienna Main Event has now reached Day 2 after 560 new registrations had to be chopped down in size throughout eight levels of play. The figure that are now heading into Day 2 was set at 310 meaning that combined with the survivors of Day 1a we now have 492 players set to return to the action later today.
Leading that field will be Mads Smith Hansen after he finished Day 1b with exactly 200,000 chips. He leads the likes of Kevin MacPhee and the Eureka Vienna Main Event champion Zoltan Gal in the top ten.
Bagging up 128.8k to end day 1b of #EPTVienna … back tomorrow at noon
— Kevin MacPhee (@KevinMacPhee) March 24, 2014
Among the huge field on Day 1b were a large amount of big name players that made it into Day 2 such as PokerStars Team Pros Liv Boeree, Johnny Lodden, Theo Jorgensen, Bertrand Grospellier, jan Heitmann and Johnny Lodden.
— Johnny Lodden (@johnnylodden) March 24, 2014
They were the fortunate ones however as PokerStars Team Pros Jonathan Duhamel, Mickey Petersen and Ivan Demidov were among other names such as Roberto Romanello, Pius Heinz, Toby Lewis and Ana Marquez to be eliminated on Day 1b.
Day one bust 🙁 Try the 2k side 2moro i guess…. #EPTVienna
— Toby Lewis (@810ofclubs) March 24, 2014
The action starts back up again at lunchtime in Vienna with the two surviving fields coming together for the very first time. They will each be trying to do enough to see themselves approach those money paying places and a possibility of a final table appearance.
The Top Ten From Day 1b
1st) Mads Smith Hansen – 200,000
2nd) Igin Viacheslav – 182,700
3rd) Artur Koren – 154,900
4th) Joni Jouhkimainen – 154,400
5th) Sebastian Trisch – 146,200
6th) Stefan Raschbauer – 135,200
7th) Zoltan Gal – 135,100
8th) Jonathan Roy – 130,800
9th) Jozsef Olah – 129,200
10th) Kevin MacPhee – 128,000