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European Poker Tour -- Kiev Main Event Day 1B

167 Players Grow the Field to 296 Total

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Dario MinieriThe second day of play at the €5,000 European Poker Tour Kiev no-limit hold’em main event, presented by PokerStars, attracted 167 players today in the capital of Ukraine. That brings the total size of the field to 296, and the prize pool is as follows:

Total Prize Pool: €1,391,200
Places Paid: 40

1: €330,000
2: €220,000
3: €140,000
4: €100,000
5: €80,000
6: €60,000
7: €45,000
8: €30,000
9-10: €23,000
11-12: €19,000
13-14: €15,000
15-16: €12,000
17-24: €9,600
25-32: €8,600
33-40: €7,610

There were many more professional players in action today than there were on day 1A. Those players included Gus Hansen, Shaun Deeb, Alexander Kostritsyn, Josh Field, John Kabbaj, Vitaly Lunkin, Faraz Jaka, Liya Gerasimova, and Team PokerStars pros Dario Minieri, Katja Thater, and Ivan Demidov. A total of 57 players hit the rail on day 1B, leaving 203 players remaining as action heads into day 2 of this event. Day 2 will begin at noon EEST (2 a.m. PST) tomorrow, and Card Player will bring you another summary of the action shortly after play concludes.

Here is a look at the important information from day 1B:

Day 1B Field: 167
Total Field: 296
Number of Countries: 33 (Russia has the most players with 116)

Top 10 Chip Counts:

Viktor Ivanov (Russia): 153,825
Mihaylo Demidenko (Ukraine): 145,125
Jason Kudron (USA): 118,100
Bernard Boutboul (France): 110,325
Dragan Galic (Croatia): 110,175
Anatoly Zharnitsky (Canada): 105,750
Alexander Rykov (Ukraine): 105,300
Jonas Kronwitter (Germany): 105,150
Oleksandr Ziv (Ukraine): 98,275
Yevgeniy Zaitsev (Russia): 97,750

Notable Eliminations:

Dario Minieri
Alexander Kostritsyn
Gus Hansen
Tristan Clemencon
Josh Field
Alain Roy
John Kabbaj
Mikhail Tulchinsky