Jozef Komorny managed to maintain his chip lead after that massive hand against Marcin Stachyra, and unsurprisingly ended the day in front on a chonky 181,800 – although he’s still a way behind Day 1a chip leader Pavol Melichar’s 223,000. However, everything could change tomorrow, as we see Day 1c play out from noon, followed by the turbo-format Day 1d at 10pm.
A total of 55 players made it through from today’s Day 1b, with a total of 132 entries recorded – please see below for full chip counts. We’ve so far had a total of 240 entries across the first two start days, meaning there’s a possibility of an overlay tomorrow if we fail to hit the 600 total entries for the €300,000 guarantee. Tell all your friends!
Meanwhile the €100 + €100 + €20 NLH Knockout event drew 124 entries, of whom 34 are still battling it out for a spot in the 15 places that pay out – we’ll have results for that as and when.
The €1,000 + €100 PLO High Roller attracted 12 entries, of whom eight still have chips – we have been assured that the final table will be streaming shortly, so keep an eye on our livestream page.
Elsewhere, the final start day of the hilarious and somewhat experimental Roulette Championship has attracted what looks like about 20 players, and someone’s put on some Russian hiphop to enhance the atmosphere. More on that later.
Elsewhere, a number of happy Festival punters were treated to dinner and wine tasting at an Italian restaurant by Franke “Festival” von Zweigbergk himself, and at 10pm there is a player outing to a cabaret bar that’s been hired out for the exclusive enjoyment of The Festival players. Make sure you download The Festival app to receive notifications about other activities and parties happening throughout the week.
We’ll be back on the tournament floor at noon tomorrow, when we’re expecting our final starting day to swell the Main Event field considerately. However, before that we need to go and inspect the very important matters occurring in the bar. See you there!