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Almost 1,200 Entries After Five Starting Flights – The Festival in Bratislava – Day 5
Yesterday was the biggest day of The Festival in Bratislava with two Main Event starting flights, hundreds of players in the Banco Casino, roughly a dozen side events, cash games and no less than two players’ parties.
Here’s the lowdown of what happened yesterday:
Two Main Event Flight, 1,196 Entries
Yesterday’s Headline was – of course, the Poker Main Event. At noon the tournament began with flight Day 1d and after 12 levels and almost nine hours of play, this flight had 458 entries in the books with 141 of those bagging chips for Day 2.
In the later hours of the evening, the turbo flight Day 1e commenced. With 20-minute levels this was the last reasonable way for players to build a stack for the Main Event. This flight amassed another 144 entries and 58 of those survived.
Those are the total numbers so far:
|Day 1a||134||39||103,077||29.1%||Rikard Larsson||256,000||85|
|Day 1b||180||51||105,882||28.3%||Ronald Zapantis||296,000||99|
|Day 1c||280||91||92,308||32.5%||Attila Kuna||384,000||128|
|Day 1d||458||141||97,447||30.8%||Pavel Svach||303,000||101|
|Day 1e||144||58||74,483||40.3%||Erik Seffer||183,000||61|
We’re not quite done with registrations yet as we keep the late reg open for the first two levels of Day 2. Players will receive a starting stack of 30,000 chips which is equal to 10 big blinds in the first level.
We now of at least one player who will take advantage of this super-late registration. The Festival’s Founder Martin “Franke” von Zweigbergk will re-enter once more after having fired six bullets in the two flights yesterday. Two more and this would put him on the top spot for the number of re-entries in this year’s Main Event – currently, there is one player who had re-entered seven times!
Here’s a list of more successful players in the Main Event so far. Pictured above is the overall chip leader Attila Kuna:
|Carsten Lund Larsen||245,000||82||31||9|
|Riccardo de Rubeis||243,000||81||24||8|
Play will re-start today at noon and we play to play at least 12 levels. Level time will be 45 minutes with breaks every 90 minutes.
An update about all the side events can be found in our side event section of the live blog.
Besides the Main Event today we will begin a PLO Freezeout at 2 pm, an NLH Freezeout at 3 pm and €125 NLH tournament with a whopping €30k guarantee.
Also running today are our two Sports Book Championships.
This is the full schedule for day:
|Time||Event||Buy-In||Re-Entry||Chips / Levels|
|12:00||MAIN EVENT DAY 2|
|500+50||2 lvls||30k / 45|
|13:00||Gambling Cabin Sportsbook Tourney||25+5|
|14:00||PLO Freezeout||225+25||No||25k / 25|
|15:00||NL Texas Freezeout||225+25||No||25k / 25|
|17:00||NL Texas 30.000 gtd.||110+15||12 lvls||50k / 25|
|20:00||Coolbet Club Championship Norway||Closed||No||20k / 20|
|20:00||Cash Game Challenge €10/10 Texas (*)||1000||-|
|23:00||PLO Turbo Midnight Madness||110+15||8 lvls||10k / 15|
|22:30||Cash Game Challenge €10/10 PLO4 (*)||1000||-|
We’re looking forward to a fantastic Saturday in the Banco Casino with plenty of action!