5 Players Advance from Opening Event Day 1B, Ruben Perez Leads


After the second flight of the €225 Opening Event, 25 players join the 19 which advanced from Day 1B and will return on Sunday to continue to battle for a share of the €150,000 guaranteed prize pool.

Exactly 150 players started the day, and at the end of 15 levels of thirty minutes each, the 25 players are lead by Ruben Perez with 426,500.

Perez was helped with a late double-up when he flopped a flush on a board of king-jack-eight all spades, with seven-four of spades against his opponent who had also flopped a flush holding six-three of spades.

Also with a healthy six-figure stack are Szymon Pieszczoch (220,500), Manfred Hammer (288,500), Christoph Bruell (238,500), Sebastian Langrock (240,500), Jan Vavreka (263,500) and Igor Grytsak (324,500). The rather international top 5 stacks after two days of play is as followed:

PositionPlayerCountryChip Count
1Ruben PerezSpain426,500
2Bartosz SzafraniecPoland407,500
3Tariq UllahPakistan345,000
4Zdenik ZahorcikCzech Republic330,000
5Igor GrytsakUkraine324,500

Tomorrow there is a double dose of Day 1 action as Day 1c starts at 13.00 and Day 1d at 5 p.m. local time. Both flights of this event will be covered live on PokerNews. The plan will be again to play 15 levels, with each having 11 levels of re-entry.