It is certainly a busy time in Prague right now with a number of events being played out, yet this is the biggest of them all. The third flight of World Poker Tour Prague Day 1 is now in the bag meaning the players that have survived each of the flights are now preparing to head into Day 2 later today.
There were a total of 273 players that registered for Day 1c which meant a combined total of 567 players that have registered for this event. Out of that number, there will be 287 of them coming back for Day 2, with 141 of them being the survivors of Day 1c.
The chip leader from Day 1c was Yannick Bonnet who left it late to surge to the top of the field by amassing 197,200 chips. That leaves him 7k ahead of his next challenger on the day Kevin MacPhee. Though Bonnet finished as the days chip leader, he is not leader the event outright as it is the Day 1a chip leader Mikhail Mazunin who has that honour with 203,600 chips.
Thor Hansen Plays Despite Battling Cancer!
Thor Hansen surprised everybody by making his first appearance in a major tournament for a very long time, having spent the last few months in Norway receiving chemotherapy treatment. The trek isn’t too far for him to come, which is the main reason he is participating. It still shows the immense courage that the multiple WSOP bracelet winner, when you take into consideration exactly what he is going through.
He wasn’t the only big name making an appearance either as names such as Dan Smith, Michael Graydon, Vadzim Kursevich, Mike McDonald and James Carrol all took to the felt.
As the day progressed it was Mike McDonald that became the early chip leader, with him at around 95k in chips at around the midway point of the day. This certainly was not bad going considering he had a certain Dan Smith immediately to his left.
Smith though was having one of those days and he was eventually eliminated by Milan Joksic in a K-K, A-K coinflip.
The Top Ten From Day 1c
Yannick Bonnet – 197,200
Kevin MacPhee – 190,200
Mike McDonald – 160,000
Daniel Ospina – 159,000
Pierre Christensen – 153,500
Prezemyslaw Piotrowski – 151,000
Hianluca Mattia – 129,200
Keven Stamman – 127,200
Jonathan Driscoll – 126,900
Leo Margets – 125,000
With Day 2 getting underway at 1pm local time today, we are already looking forward to another great display of high quality poker. If you want to know how it all pans out, be sure to come back to us and find out.