Kucurski leads MPNPT Bratislava Day 1A Chip Counts

The first of the two opening days of MPNPT Bratislava has played to a finish and after an exciting day of poker, it is young Bosnia-Herzegovinan player Daniel Kucurski who has bagged up the chip lead with a sizeable count of 233,000.

The action began twelve levels ago – a throng of players sweeping into the Crowne Plaza’s interior to take their shot at the title. There were 88 entries in total (including rebuys) and following the end of the twelfth level, most of these had been shorn from the roster – just 26 left standing with a shot at the remuneration and perhaps more.

Amongst those who perished during the day were such players as Monika Zukowicz, the young Polish player who’s a popular feature on both the tour and her poker-centric twitch stream. 2017 MPNPT Tallinn winner Keimo Suominen was another big name casualty – his stack vacillating somewhat wildly throughout the day – finally the dial settling on “zero chips.” Both will have a chance to redeem themselves should they avail themselves of the opportunity to rebuy tomorrow.

Things went better, however, for Belgian Daniel Camus(192,300) and Finn Leo Tapani Pietila (179,600) who ran out 2nd and 3rd in the close of day chip counts which should give them some sort of viable platform to mount a challenge when the survivors of this flight resume on Day 2. They’ll all have to contend with Danijel Kucurski’s big stack though and given Day 1B tends to produce a larger field, it’s quite possible we’ll see an even bulkier chip leader emerge once we have played through twelve levels tomorrow.

(Full chip counts from the day can be viewed below.)

The action will begin once more at 12:00PM local time – with 12 levels scheduled to be played.

We hope you’ll join us as we bring you all the action from the felt and don’t forget there is the €100+€10 MPNPT Win The Button competition for anyone who fancies a more fast paced slice of poker action.

For now though thanks for following.  See you tomorrow for all the fun and frolics from beautiful Bratislava!


Player Qualifier Status Nationality Chips
Danijel Kucurski Betsson Bosnia Herzegovina 233000
Daniel Camus   Belgium 192300
Leo Tapani Pietila Paf Finland 179600
Andrej Paska   Slovakia 156000
Petr Vlcek   Czech Republic 143800
Daniel Heredi   Hungary 136400
Dmitri Zatsik OlyBet Estonia 131700
Robert Sloboda   Slovakia 127400
Alex Hendriks Betsson Netherlands 108000
Sebastian Rebhan Betsson Germany 106600
Laszlo Barthi   Romania 105400
Diego Domingo Catalan 32Red Spain 101100
Luca Sebastiani   Italy 98600
Mateusz Moolhuizen Betsson Netherlands 98500
Mykhailo Lohvinenko 32Red Ukraine 97900
Dwayne Sluis   Netherlands 96400
Eoin Starr Online Qualifier Ireland 75000
Zdenko Slavik   Slovakia 70000
Jari Hurri Paf Finland 64700
David Urban   Slovakia 52400
Algimantas Skara OlyBet Lithuania 50500
Mario Juste Sanchez 32Red Spain 48200
Edward Swales   UK 46500
Benjamin Bashforth   UK 38900
Johannes De Hond Betsson Netherlands 35500
Vincent Kollakis   Slovakia 29400

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