Ladies and gentlemen of the late-night internet, Day 1a is a wrap! A total of 111 entries were recorded today in the Main Event – not bad, seeing as we have photographic evidence that a large number of the qualifiers and MPNPT regulars took the night off to attend the players’ party at Prague Castle. As the chips are being bagged up, Mateusz Warowiec (pictured) leads the 33 survivors on 263,000. Other players of note who will proceed directly to Day include Mateusz Moolhuizen (127,800, on his birthday, no less!), and two-time MPNPT finalist Jussi Mattila (114,100).
The €550 Main Event is taking place May 2-5 at the Rebuy Stars Savarin Casino in central Prague and permits unlimited rebuys right up until the end of the first level on Saturday’s Day 2. There are three starting flights in total – Day 1b begins at 2pm on Friday, and the turbo-format Day 1c begins at 11am on Saturday, just in time for the start of Day 2 at 5.30pm. If you fancy a piece of the Main Event for cheap, there’s also a last-minute hyper-turbo satellite starting at noon – around nine hours from now.
It’s not just about the Main Event though – other events coming up this week include the €120 Turbo Deepstack at 8pm on Friday, and the €220 Hendon Mob Championship starting at 7pm on Saturday.
Until we return for Day 1b tomorrow – note the earlier start time of 2pm – here’s hoping the bar’s still open. Na zdraví!
Full chip counts from Day 1a:
|Torsvik Berge Geik||28,500||NOR|