EPT Vienna Field Whittled Down

EPT Vienna Field Whittled Down

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

After welcoming a few latecomers at the start of Day 2 yesterday, the main event field for this year's Vienna stop of the European Poker Tour (EPT) reached 910 players, which means that the overall winner will now take home €816,000.

After announcing the prize pool midway through the session, players left with chips suddenly found a new reason to focus. Knowing that only 135 competitors would take home money from the €5,300 buy-in event, the mood on the tournament floor in the Hofburg Palace grew tenser as the field gradually thinned to below 200.

As the likes of Anton Wigg, Simon Deadman and Sandra Naujoks fell by the wayside before the close of Day 2, it was Sebastian Trisch that began to shine. Thanks to a storming run towards the close of play the German grinder managed to rake in 568,000 chips to lead the 189 survivors into the night for a well-earned break.

Also making it through Day 2 and another step closer to the money was a selection of notables that included Jonathan Roy on 337,900 chips, Vladimir Geshkenbein holding 322,000 chips, Gus Hansen with 221,000 chips and Stephen Chidwick sitting on 200,900 chips.

Day 3 kicks off later today with play scheduled to continue beyond the bubble until less than 100 competitors remain.

Current EPT Vienna Main Event Chip Standings:

1. Sebastian Trisch - 568,000

2. Artur Koren - 463,000

3. Ali Abdalla - 451,800

4. Marko Neumann - 421,900

5. Ivan Neytchev - 377,100

6. Torsten Pischl - 360,600

7. Justas Vaiciulionis - 357,000

8. Julian Herold - 355,000

9. Jonathan Roy - 337,900

10. Wilfried Sigmund Harig - 330,600

Tags: European Poker Tour, EPT, Vienna, Anton Wigg, Simon Deadman, Sandra Naujoks, Sebastian Trisch, Jonathan Roy, Vladimir Geshkenbein, Gus Hansen, Stephen Chidwick, Artur Koren, Ali Abdalla, Marko Neumann, Ivan Neytchev, Torsten Pischl, Justas Vaiciulionis, Julian Herold, Wilfried Sigmund Harig