Friday, 16 April 2010
Last year's PokerStars EPT event in San Remo attracted a record-breaking field but if the opening day of this year's tournament is anything to go by then that record could be under threat.
A whopping 585 players paid the €5,300 buy-in for Day 1A with just 275 remaining by the close of play. Leading the way was Russian Alexey Rubin who will return on Day 2 with a stack of 213,100 followed closely by Italian Emmanuel Coppola. A host of top pros are still in the hunt including Andrew Scott, Isabelle Mercier, EPT Snowfest winner Allan Baekke, Dario Minieri, Luca Pagano, Humberto Brenes and Arnaud Mattern. It was a roller coaster day for Jude Ainsworth who saw his stack dip to just 10k at one stage. The Irish pro managed to spin it up to 110k but finished somewhere in the middle with 62k.Another big field is expected for Day 1B with the likes of Barry Greenstein, Jason Mercier, Peter Eastgate and Joe Cada all set to play. That is of course slightly dependent on the cloud of volcanic ash that is currently hanging over much of western Europe. The action resumes this afternoon. Join us later for updates.
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