351 players took the felt in Day 1a of EPT Monte Carlo, which was played yesterday. Around 180 players made it through the day and will now get a day of rest before its time for Day2. Among the players who made it to Day 2 we find a few notables - Chris Moneymaker, Neil Channing, Men Nguyen, Chris Bjorin, Greg Raymer and a few more.
Many big names failed to make it to Day 2 as well. Just to mention a few, Phil Ivey, Patrik Antonius, Barry Greenstein, Phil Laak and Gavin Griffin.
Around 500 players are expected to take part in Day 1b of the tournament. Lets hope that the second starting day will be more acton filled and exciting than Day 1a was.