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Small player field showed up for the first day of WPT Barcelona

Tags: Spanish Championship, wpt barcelona.
Posted on 26 May 2011 by "T".

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 chips, and in second place is Justin Tazelaar with 112,500 chips. Unfortunately there weren't many big names to be found in the field that survived Day 1a. Let's hope that Day 2 will attract a much greater player field, and that we also get to see some bigger names who survive the day with healthy stacks.


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5 comments on "Small player field showed up for the first day of WPT Barcelona"

 GIOMi626/05/2011 20:48:53 GMT
I think that the big poker pros are focusing now on the WSOP 2011 and not on other poker events, Everyone's dream is to win a WSOP bracelet.
 SuperNoob27/05/2011 05:59:20 GMT
wow only 94 Shock that too for a WPt event where everyone expected a large field and no big names too. maybe affect of black friday or coming WSOP but still dont look good for live poker
 Macubaas27/05/2011 08:00:34 GMT
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!
 starbay27/05/2011 12:45:25 GMT
that really is a small starting field for a wpt event ,as others have said i too think the pros are focussing on the wsop
 arhitekta2627/05/2011 13:47:13 GMT
That is bad news... Small players want's to have experience in Live poker, and Professional players don't want any exp experience with small players... Sad

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