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European Poker Tour Polish Open Day One Recap

Strong Turnout in Warsaw as Big Names Fall By Wayside


The European Poker Tour Polish Open started yesterday in Warsaw with 190 players, but only 48 will return for day two as stalwarts such as Dario Minieri, Katja Thater, Kara Scott, Jani Sointula, and Sander Lylloff took to theKatja Thater comes a cropper in Warsaw felt but eventually hit the rail in this 21,000 Polish Zlotych (approximately €5,750) event.

Last year’s field had 284 runners and was won by Peter Willers Jepsen, who took down $200,000 and the title, and with 64 PokerStars qualifiers in the field for day 1A, the capacity of 400 will be close to being reached.

Well-known faces on the circuit who proceeded through to the second day included Trond Erik Eidsvig, Johan Storakers, and Marc Goodwin.

Here are the top 10 chip counts by the end of day 1A:

  1. Robert Flink (Sweden) — 113,300
  2. Aniol Alcaraz (Spain) — 78,000
  3. Alp Okumus (German) — 62,100
  4. Jospeh Serock (USA) — 55,000
  5. Andreas Torbergsen (Norway) — 53,000
  6. Daniel Hofmeister (Germany) — 51,900
  7. Jean Claude Perrot (France) — 50,100
  8. Tyler Netter (USA) — 42,600
  9. David Burn (UK) — 41,700
  10. Kenneth Hicks Jr. (USA) — 41,200

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