The second flight of Day 1 is no firmly in the bag as another 179 players took to the felt on Day 1b in an attempt to get through to Day 2. However, as the day finished it was good news for only 91 of them, with the rest sent to the rail with just Day 1c left for them to take another shot if they so wish.
The player who finished on top of the pile in Day 1b was Mikhail Mazunin who managed to amass a more than healthy chip stack of 203,600.
He is beating notable players in the field who made it through to Day 2 such as PokerStars Team Pros Jonathan Duhamel and Eugene Katchalov as well as other players of the ilk of Elisabeth Hille, Mohsin Charania, Jonathan Roy and Jason Mercier.
There were other big names that didn’t make it through today meaning they have just one more shot left tomorrow in Day 1c if they want to get into the latter stages of the event. Players such as Liv Boeree, Bertrand Grospellier, Olivier Busquet, Giacomo Fundara and Davidi Kitai will most likely be trying again later tonight.
In total so far there have been 294 players into this event with the organisers hoping to hit over 500 in total, that means tomorrow should be a busy day at the felt. Of those 294 there are 145 of them going into Day 2, with each of them believing they can pull off something special and take home a good score in this event.
Fundaro Fails But Will Be Back Tonight!
Giacomo Fundaro literally only just won the WPT Mazagen, but has made his way over to Prague to see if he can make it two on the trot. He was eliminated last night though meaning he will have to make his impression on Day 1c if he wants to achieve that dream.
With the end of the year approaching fast, many of these players will be hoping to take home some good scores in an attempt to end the year on a high, or at the very least cover their Christmas expenses. Whatever the reason, the players who have yet to make it through will be desperate to do so in Day 1c later tonight.
The Top Ten From Day 1b!
Mikhail Mazunin – (203,600)
Alexander Staengle – (157,500)
Brian Lemke – (155,400)
Vladimir Velikov – (140,000)
Rasmus Vogt – (130,000)
Denis Drobyna – (128,500)
Elio Fox – (123,200)
Wojclech Lozowski – (120,300)
Manuel Bevand – (115,600)
Claus Nielsen – (95,000)