708 players signed up for the second flight of the EPT Barcelona Main Event, which brought the total number of entrants to 1,226 - a new record for EPT Barcelona! However, the number of entrants is still not final as the registration is open until the beginning of Day 2 (a new rule change for EPT season 10 that applies to all High Roller events, Super High Rollers and Main Events) and the all-time record EPT field outside of the PCA is in serious jeopardy. The current record hasn't been broken since Season 6, when the San Remo Main Event attracted 1,240 players!
Now, even though Day 1B attracted almost 200 players more than the Day 1B, it still failed to create an overall chip leader.That's right! Spaniard Dragan Kostic from Day 1A is still the chip leader with 215,00 since Florian-Dimitrie Duta (picture) bagged up the largest stack (187,000) of the approximately 440 players who survived Day 1B.
Here's the part where we usually list a few big names that made it through the day with decent stacks, but the thing is... there were so many this time that it's hard, if not impossible, to pick only a few. We will be back with another update tomorrow.
TOP 10 STACKS AFTER DAY 1A AND DAY 1B
Dragan Kostic - 215,000
Florian-Dimitrie Duta - 187,000
Markus Kivipuro - 161,100
Maksim Bura - 160,600
Andrey Chesnokov - 158,000
Ivan Kotv - 156,400
Niclas Adolfsson - 147,400
Miklos Zsuffa - 146,100
Alejandro Perez Torres - 144,800
Daniel Reijmer - 142,100