It's high time to take a look at the EPT Snowfest Main Event, which started 2 days ago in Hinterglemm, Austria. Day 1a and 1b have already been played and 268 of 468 players are now waiting for Day 2 to start.
Ever wondered how tough it is to win an EPT Main Event title? Well, for example, 14 former champions were in the Day 1b field - four of them ended up at the same table - Kevin MacPhee, Liv Boeree, Kevin Stani and Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier (who arrived a few hours late). All but ElkY made it to Day 2 of the tournament.
Leading the field is Vladimir Geshkenbein, from Russia, a former APPT High Roller Winner. In second place is Philip Meulyzer with 188,100, then Michael Tureniec, from Sweden, with 158,000. Tureniec has been doing extremely well this year. He has already cashed in 3 big tournaments, however, the EPT Copenhagen title and its first prize of $679k is far the biggest win. The EPT Copenhagen Main Event win will probably also give him lots of respect during Day 2 and the rest of the tournament.