Day 1b of the 2019 World Series of Poker Europe €10,350 Main Event has wrapped up after seven levels of play. A total of 252 entry slips were sold for this second flight but the field was reduced all the way down to 166 competitors at the end of the day.
At the top of the chip counts is Kahle Burns with a 497,700. Burns has been having an outstanding series with two victories in a week. He won his first bracelet after taking down Event Event #8: €25,500 Platinum High Roller No-Limit Hold'em and just last night, he claimed his second bracelet after winning Event #13: €2,500 Short Deck No-Limit Hold'em. He will be looking to continue his hot week.
Burns kept on building throughout the day and his stack was greatly boosted toward the end of the night when he rivered a full house during the last level of the night and managed to get paid by Georgy Philippovich.
Other big stacks include Martin Winkler (461,300), Robert Skopalik (381,600), Fernando Habegger (344,400), and Tobias Anttila (318,900). Skopalik got extremely close to winning his first Circuit ring last March but ended up getting 5th in the €1,700 WSOPC Main Event of the WSOP International Circuit.
Other notables that made it through to Day 2 include bracelet winners Rifat Palevic (293,400), Jan-Peter Jachtmann (288,000), Jeff Madsen (262,600), Joao Vieira (240,000), Daniel Negreanu (167,600) and James Chen (39,800).
Chen already locked down a seven-figure score this trip after taking down Event #4: €250,000 Super High Roller No-Limit Hold'em for €2,844,215.
While the end of the night saw many familiar faces bagging up, it was not a profitable day for many others. Besim Hot, Sam Higgs, Siamak Tooran, William Kassouf, Jean-Noel Thorel, as well as Phil Ivey are among those who were not fortunate to make it through.
Ivey was eliminated with twenty minutes left on the clock for the day against Michal Mrakes. Ivey was all in on a queen-high flop with kings and was ahead against Mrakes who had pocket tens. However, the turn brought a ten, giving Mrakes a set, and Ivey was eliminated.
A total of 446 entries were accumulated between the two starting flights and a total of 279 will return to the felt on Sunday October 27th at noon local time to continue to battle it out. These numbers are far from final as with late registration being opened till after Level 12 on Day 2, they will be joined by many other players.
Action will resume on at Level 8 which features a small blind of 800, big blind of 1,600, and a big blind ante of 1,600. Day 2 is scheduled to play through six levels with a 15-minute break after each level and a 60-minute break after Level 11. The late registration and reentry period will close after the completion of Level 12, at approximately 22:20 on Day 2.
As usual, the PokerNews Live Reporting team will be back on the felt to provide you with all the updates so stay tuned as all of the action unfolds.