As many predicted, Day 1b of the EPT Copenhagen Main Event attracted a much bigger player-field than Day 1a. In total, 215 players arrived at the SAS Radisson Hotel in Copenhagen yesterday and battled it out for seven levels of play.
The day ended with a local player in the lead, Mads Wissing, who managed to accumulate 127,575 chips. A few familiar poker players who also made it through Day 1b: Johnny Lodden, Anton Wigg, Luca Pagano, Juha Helppi, Arnaud Mattern and home town here Theo Jorgensen.
Day 2 of the tournament begins at noon today and 188 players will return to the tables and continue the battle. Chip leader is still Steve O'Dwyer from USA who accumulated 190,975 chips during Day 1a, and is second place is Lauri Varonon with 165,150. Mads Wissing's stack of 127,575 chips leaves him in third place.
The 299 entrants have created quite a nice prize pool and 48 players will get a piece of it. The winner will take home DKK 2,515,000 (€338,223), the runner-up gets DKK 1,600,000 and the 3rd place finisher DKK 1,000,000.