Yesterday, the first starting day of the WPT Barcelona Spanish Championship kicked off at the Gran Casino in Barcelona. Everyone expected a quite big field of players to show, but unfortunately it didn't end up that way. Only 94 players came to play the first starting day of WPT Barclona, and at the end of the day 54 of them still had chips left.
In the lead is Artur Koren (picture) with 122,800 [...] Read more » Small player field showed up for the first day of WPT Barcelona
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I actually expected this to happen after the reactions before the event. All major player already said they are not interested in participating on this world poker tour event. As SuperNoob said another important reason is that all big names in the poker world are prepping for the world serious of poker event from this year. On the other hand this could have been a good opportunity to add a world poker tour event in your cv. Many amatuers will try now to get this title. Also the buy in for this event was pretty small for the major names in the game so maybe this could be another reason for which the major pros have not participated. Lets hope wsop will have many participants this year and names like tom dwan durrrr and phil ivey will be there!