Dominic Klimciauskas takes EPT Copenhagen lead

Dominic Klimciauskas takes EPT Copenhagen lead

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Another big field was in attendance for the second opening flight of EPT Copenhagen yesterday. A total of 449 players have bought in this time around, up on last year's figure of 423.

262 of those 449 starters have made it through the two opening day flights with Dominic Klimciauskas holding the chip lead. The Lithuanian is the only player heading into day two with more than 200,000 chips. Michael Aron ended the day in second with 191,000 with Sweden's Ramzi Jelassi in third on 169,200, just ahead of Day 1A chip leader Mark Hirleman. Jelassi rocketed up the leader board after eliminating Viktor 'Isildur1' Blom whose flush draw couldn't crack Jelassi's pocket aces.

Isildur1 may no longer have a shot at the €496k first prize but a host of big names are still in contention including the likes of EPT Deauville winner Jake Cody, double WSOP bracelet winner JP Kelly and EPT London winner David Vamplew who all made it safely through day 1B. Recent EPT Prague winner Roberto Romanello wasn't so fortunate. High profile names that joined the Welshman on the rail yesterday were Toby Lewis, Rasmus Nielsen and last year's Baltic Festival winner William Thorsson.

A total of 64 players will walk away with a minimum of €7,377. Those reaching the final table guaranteed at least €39,755 with the winner taking home a cool €496,271.

The action resumes this lunchtime. Join us tomorrow for updates.

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