On a frantic night in Prague where one title has already been won on the EPT and another very close to being so, the World Poker Tour Prague also saw its event see the field get reduced down to just 64, meaning that the business end of proceedings is fast approaching.
Once Day 2 saw the end of proceedings it was Marc McLaughlin that headed the field with a stack of 410,800. There is not too much in it though as Kara Scott is having an excellent event and is sitting in second place with 375,100.
— Kara Scott (@KaraOTR) December 18, 2013
Further back in the field are the likes of Roger Hairebedian, Roberto Romanello, Jason Duval, Vinny Pahuja, Yann Dion, Kevin MacPhee and Benjamin Pollak ensuring that we still have plenty of notable names going into Day 3.
59.1k to end day 2 of #WPTPrague & coming back tomorrow at 1200/2400 w/ 64/306 left. 36 paid.
— Kevin MacPhee (@KevinMacPhee) December 18, 2013
63/306 survived to make Day 3 of @wpt Prague €3300. Bagged 184k playing 1200/2400/400 tmrw at 2pm local time. 36 spots pay w €206k FTW
— Vinny Pahuja (@vinpahuja) December 18, 2013
Among the players that were sent home during Day 2 were Seth Berger, Sergio Aido, Shannon Shorr, Paul Volpe, Paul Tedeschi, Will Failla, Steve O’Dwyer, Fabrice Soulier, Ana Marquez, Marvin Rettenmaier, Liv Boeree and Jonathan Duhamel, with each of them all now planning on getting home to their friends and family for the festive period.
The next big events will not be coming until January, meaning they can all look back on 2013 and see where they could have perhaps done better.
Out of #WPTPrague. Played pretty badly in year's final event. Chilling for two days in Prague then back to United States on Saturday.
— Shannon Shorr (@ShannonShorr) December 18, 2013
Busted qq<ak btn vs co for a lot… #WPTPrague
— Marvin Rettenmaier (@MadMarvin) December 18, 2013
Day 3 will now see those survivors attempting to progress even further in this event and hopefully get through the bubble period and into the money. That bubble will be burst there are just 36 of the 64 starting players left.
The Current Standings
1st) Marc McLaughlin – 410,800
2nd) Kara Scott – 375,100
3rd) Andrey Shatilov – 366,600
4th) Roger Hairebedian – 291,000
5th) Valeri Firsau – 284,500
6th) Jan Susicky – 240,000
7th) Manuel Bevand – 240,000
8th) Sam Cohen – 230,000
9th) Marcin Wydrowski – 211,100
10th) Kaspar Pyzara – 210,000
The Prize Pool
10th – 12th) $19,267
13th – 15th) $16,377
16th – 18th) $13,762
19th – 21st) $12,112
22nd – 24th) $10,736
25th – 27th) $9,497
28th – 36th) $8,258