The third and final opening day flight at the World Poker Tour Prague has now been completed as we saw another 94 players progressing from Day 1c to create a total starting field on Day 2 of 159. That number is sure to increase too as players are still able to buy in right up to the start of Day 2, ensuring that the prize pool grows even larger.
Leading the way come the end of the day was Kuljinder Sidhu though not by much. He finished with a chip count of 133,200 to put him ahead of a very stacked top ten of players that have amassed at least 100k.
Among the notables that have made it into that starting field for Day 2 include Fabrice Soulier, Marc McLaughlin, Anton Wigg, Giacomo Fundaro, Vinny Pahuja, Roberto Romanello, Shannon Shorr, Tom Alner and Kitty Kuo.
53k in the bag @wpt Prague €3300 1C. Looks like 160/270 left. We restart at 2pm local time and play 5 90 min levels starting at 4/800/100
— Vinny Pahuja (@vinpahuja) December 17, 2013
— Fabrice Soulier (@_Fabsoul_) December 17, 2013
Made day 2 of WPT Prague with 125k. Solid day. Return at 4/800/100a
— Ryan Spittles (@RyanSpittles) December 17, 2013
Finished the day with 124k, coming back tomorrow all three fields combine. Coming back to 400/800/100 with about 50k ave. #WPTPrague
— Tim Reilly (@TimReillyPoker) December 17, 2013
There were the usual exits on Day 1c but the most notable of them had to be that of the likes of Paul Volpe, Zimnan Ziyard, Ana Marquez, Amanda Musumeci, Ludovic Lacay and Davidi Kitai, though they still have one more chance at buying back in to the event if they so wish.
lost kk to fabrice soulier's aq in 4bet pot on kj10. unlucky! will be back 2morrow. dunk youuuu
— paul volpe (@paulgees81) December 17, 2013
welp, wpt 1c didn't go great. Many weird tough spots that I was put into today. Eventually busted with AQ to the TT of @vinpahuja
— Amanda Musumeci (@TheReaLMander) December 17, 2013
Day 2 will bring together each of the survivors of the opening day flights and will eventually reveal the total prize pool for this popular event. It will be getting underway a little later tomorrow at 2pm local time in Prague so be sure to stay tuned with us to establish which players will be creeping ever nearer to those paying spots.
The Top Ten From Day 1c (as of writing)
1st) Kuljinder Sidhu – 133,200
2nd) Ryan Spittles – 125,400
3rd) Simon Hemsworth – 124,000
4th) Adrian Mateos – 118,300
5th) Andrea Benelli – 117,300
6th) Kaspar Pyzara – 113,700
7th) Fabrice Soulier – 110,000
8th) Mikalai Pobal – 104,000
9th) Tim Reilly – 100,000
10th) Simon Deadman – 100,000