The World Poker Tour Prague Main Event is now getting to the serious end of the event, with the 287 players that had survived the three opening day flight converging together for the first time. This event always proves to be a popular one, with this year certainly proving to be exactly that.
As Day 2 finished it was Marco Lang who stood at the top of the leader board above the 77 players that will be going into Day 3.
He has a stack of 694,000 which puts him about 125k ahead of his closest rival 2011 WSOPE Main Event winner Elio Fox who has 571,500. Fox has famously earned his 2.8 million career winnings without ever needing a backer, which is a rarity in the poker scene these days.
He found his way up to second place after eliminating one of the biggest favourites in the event Mike McDonald, when he had aces against his opponents pocket tens.
Other Notables Still In The Mix!
The two players at the top are in the best positions but there are still some top notch players amongst the chasing pack, with Toby Lewis, Jason Mercier, Elisabeth Hille, Shannon Shorr and Keven Stammen all still going fairly well.
Whilst they are still involved there were also some more notable names that went tumbling out of the event on Day 2 including PokerStars Team Pro Eugene Katchalov, Jonathan Duhamel, Thor Hansen, Steve O’Dwyer and of course Mike McDonald.
They were just a few of the names that were unfortunately eliminated yesterday, though there were many more, there were in fact a total of 210 so it would be impossible to list them all here. Play on Day 3 will start with the blinds at 1,500/3,000 with an additional bounty of 500, meaning that the players near the bottom of the pile will start to feel the pinch as the day gets on tomorrow.
The Current Top Ten:
Marco Lang – 694,000
Elio Fox – 571,500
Pawel Brzeski – 544,000
Manuel Bevand – 537,500
Dermot Blain – 530,000
Oleksii Khoroshenin – 513,000
Konstantin Danilov – 465,000
Mikhail Mazunin – 440,000
Jussi Nevanlinna – 438,500
Toby Lewis – 417,000
Day 3 is set to start up at 1pm local time with each of the players knowing that the bubble is now just 6 players away, so we are expecting the action to start off very slowly once it does get underway. Check with us as we let you know who that bubble boy was on this occasion.