We’re in crisp and chilly Vienna, very excited about the start of the tournament as all the indicators point toward a bumper field.
Evidence for this comes in the form of a packed casino, bristling with chatter and anticipation, a whopping 131 online qualifiers and the huge number of registrants for the supersat yesterday(268) suggests there is a veritable throng of poker players champing at the bit ready to test their mettle at the felt.
The buy-in is €500+50, the prizepool is guaranteed at €200,000, the players get 25,000 chips to work their magic with and the 45 minute levels mean there will be plenty of opportunity for participants to showcase their deep-stacked skills as the day progresses.
This is the first of two starting days and we’re anticipating 12 levels of play by the time they bag and tag the chips come the end of the day.
There’s late registration up to the start of Day 2, giving any last minute vacillators ample opportunity to head down to the Montesino Casino and take their place at the felt to contend the title.
If the juicy prizepool on offer is not sufficiently alluring, consider also you will have the combined talents of the blog team ready to detail your every significant move, photograph your moments of glory and laud any fantastic poker plays you make in your journey. Fame and riches beckon!
Good luck one and all.