Day 1b of the €330 EPT Cup is in the books after another day at the 2019 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino European Poker Tour (EPT) held in beautiful Monte Carlo next to the Mediterranean sea. Vasyl Zabrodskyy ended the day with the overall chip lead after an action-packed day. Zabrodskyy bagged 1,390,000 after 22 levels. He is closely followed by Giuseppe Caridi with 1,120,000. Both have overtaken Day 1a chip leader Alexandre Moreau.
They day started with almost 200 players in the tournament and the total number of entries ended up at 272. Day 1a attracted 265 players which means the total field is 537 entries big. Only 27 of those have made it through to Day 2. Thirteen players managed to find a bag on Day 1a and fourteen were added after Day 1b.
Plenty of familiar faces showed up but most of them busted out before the money. Natalie Teh, Mark Wiegerinck, Aylar Lie, and Sergei Popov all busted out before the money was reached at 39 players left. Lie and Teh both played Day 1a and 1b and they didn’t manage to cash in either one of those flights.
Pete Chen was the first player eliminated from the tournament in the money. The Taiwanese poker pro busted out in 39th place and he got to collect €550 from the payout desk. Another familiar face that busted in the money was Russia’s Valeriy Chupin. Chupin busted in 27th place and he cashed for €700.
Two Croatians managed to cash in the tournament and both happen to have the same last name. Marko Ivkic and Josip Ivkic both played the tournament and they both ended up in the money. Marko ended in 35th place on Day 1a where he cashed for €530 and he added another €550 to that after he finished in 37th place on Day 1b. Josip did a bit better and he finished in 21st. Josip cashed for €780.
|15th||Felix Bleiker||Switzerland||€ 1,090|
|16th||Jean Bros||France||€ 970|
|17th||Cherif Zermiche||France||€ 970|
|18th||Amin Ouchen||France||€ 860|
|19th||Gauthier Burgnooge||France||€ 860|
|20th||Marjan Mitrovski||Macedonia||€ 860|
|21st||Josip Ivkic||Croatia||€ 780|
|22nd||Cosmin Timbus||Romania||€ 780|
|23rd||Monica Nezosi||Italy||€ 780|
|24th||Wei Qju||China||€ 700|
|25th||Semen Kravets||Russia||€ 700|
|26th||Jeremy Quehen||France||€ 700|
|27th||Valeriy Chupin||Russia||€ 700|
|28th||Andrea Zambito||Italy||€ 620|
|29th||Giancarlo Santolin||Canada||€ 620|
|30th||Nathalie Thienpont||Belgium||€ 620|
|31st||Volker Beck||Germany||€ 620|
|32nd||Alessandro Saglimbeni||Italy||€ 550|
|33rd||Patrice Gamarre||France||€ 550|
|34th||Pasquale Vinci||Italy||€ 550|
|35th||Davide Griguoli||Italy||€ 550|
|36th||Tolga Kuru||Germany||€ 550|
|37th||Rudy Patrelle||France||€ 550|
|38th||Marko Ivkic||Croatia||€ 550|
|39th||Pete Chen||Taiwan||€ 550|
The tournament will restart at 1 p.m. local time in level 22 where they have about ten minutes to play. The blinds will be 10,000/20,000 with a big blind ante of 20,000. That means that the average chip stack will be 20 big blinds. Chip leader Zabrodskyy will start the day with 70 big blinds. The levels will be 30 minutes instead of 20 minutes from level 23 onwards.
PokerNews will be on the tournament floor to bring you all the latest updates until a winner is crowned in the €330 EPT Cup.