On Thursday, Ronny Voth was eliminated from the main event after 4 days of play (50th place - €15,000), but the German pro had no plans whatsoever to take a break from poker given that he signed up for the €10,000 buy-in High Roller event. He and another 135 players battled it out for several hours before the tournament director called it a day.
The second flight of the European Poker Tour Berlin main event saw a field of 565 players, which means that a total of 912 players entered the tournament, making it the second largest EPT Berlin in history. At the end of Day 1B there were 314 players left and Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi had the lead with 175,400 chips.
Mizrachi is ranked fourth when Day 2 kicks off in a few hours, and he will be joined at the table by famous poker pros such as Sorel Mizzi (119,500), Tobias Reinkeimer (81,100), Marvin Rettenmaier (47,500), Olivier Busquet (47,100) and Eugene Katchalov (38,600).
Here are the top five stacks heading to Day 2: 1 Ronny Voth 196,100 2 Mike Kunze 188,000 3 Thomas Richter 176,100 4 Michael Mizrachi 175,400 5 Sebastian Trisch 173,50
The first starting day of the European Poker Tour Berlin main event attracted 347 runners who could afford the buy-in of €5,300. After eight levels of play, Day 1A concluded with 250 survivors and Ronny Voth (picture) out in front with 196,100 chips. Many well known players will join him for Day 2 tomorrow, including Boris Becker, Mattias de Meulder, Liv Boeree, among others.
The second starting day (Day 1B) kicks off in a few hours and a greater field of players is expected to show up, so there should be a very nice prize pool up for grabs! We will be back with another brief update tomorrow morning.
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