From a starting field of 6,313 entries, only 938 players will return on Friday for Day 2 of the €1,100 Estrellas Poker Tour Main Event, which is a part of the PokerStars and Barcelona©Casino European Poker Tour.
The sixth and final flight was played on Thursday evening, with 162 players advancing from the 20-minute hyper-turbo format, which drew 1,087 total entries.
Play was completed with 11 seconds left in Level 19, when Alejandro Lococo was one of two players who burst the bubble.
Of those that advanced from the tournament's final flight, it was Mateusz Moolhuizen who reigned supreme, bagging a whopping 644,000 chips.
Frenchmen Alexandre Joa Pinto (643,000), Samir Benabdelaziz (616,000), and Ghamri Kheir (607,000) also cracked the top five, along with Dan Stavila of the United States.
€1,100 Estrellas Poker Tour Main Event Day 1f Top Ten Chip Counts
Some notables who qualified for Day 2 in the final flight and will come back with a nice stack to play with include: Sergiu Covrig (385,000), Rafael Moraes (315,000), Pedro Marques (290,000), Xuan Liu (196,000), and Sefora-Emanuela Pop (175,000).
Despite their best efforts and, for some, firing a handful of bullets, players like Alejandro Lococo, Alexander Kobbeltvedt, Robert Cowen, Joey Weissman, and Benny Glaser will not be a part Day 2 having failed to bag over the previous three days.
All remaining players that come back at noon for Friday's Day 2 are guaranteed at least a min-cash. They will announce the details of the impressive, record-breaking €6,060,480 prize pool at the start of the day. Players will play 60-minute levels after playing the final five minutes of Level 17, where the blinds will start at 3,000/6,000 with a 6,000 big blind ante.
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