Day 1b of World Poker Tour Barcelona sets record

Day 1b of World Poker Tour Barcelona sets record

Friday, 21 May 2010

Day 1b of the World Poker Tour Spanish Championship in Barcelona took the total field to 326, smashing records for the tournament and creating a seven-figure prize pool for the final table on Sunday.

The first prize – out of a precise pool totalling €1,043,200 – is set at €315,000 plus a $25,000 seat in the 2011 World Poker Tour Championship. A total of 192 players signed up to compete for that prize on Day 1b.

The field included Aussie Millions winner Tyron Krost, up-and-coming young Brit Sam Trickett; joined on Day 1a by tournament legend Sorel Mizzi and Irish Open winner James Mitchell.

A total of 144 players made it through Day 1b to join the survivors from the first flight, whereupon the remainder of the field will be playing down to a televised, six-handed final table with over €300,000 for the winner.

Leading the 144 remaining players still challenging for the cash is Spain's Roberto Garcia Santiago on 107,300 followed by fellow Spaniard Ioan Claudio Mihalache on 98,700, Bulgaria's Atanas Gueorguiev on 90,700, Holland's Per Linde on 87,200 and Paulo de Silva from Portugal on 86,000. Sam Trickett leads the British challenge on 45,600 chips with Ben Carpenter and Jack Ellwood still in the hunt further down the field.

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