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:

Position Player Country Chip Count
1 Ruben Perez Spain 426,500
2 Bartosz Szafraniec Poland 407,500
3 Tariq Ullah Pakistan 345,000
4 Zdenik Zahorcik Czech Republic 330,000
5 Igor Grytsak Ukraine 324,500

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.