Mark Hirleman leads EPT Copenhagen

Mark Hirleman leads EPT Copenhagen

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

213 players bought in for the opening flight of EPT Copenhagen yesterday and by the close of play 133 were still in contention with Mark Hirleman leading the way.

The American qualifier had amassed a stack of 163,400 by close of play, around 13,000 ahead of closest rival Per Linde. Plenty of big names navigated their way through the opening day including the likes of former WSOPE winner Annette Obrestad (102,300), EPT Snowfest winner Allan Baekke (76,600) and Johnny Lodden (64,200).

The recently unretired Peter Eastgate had a good day on his poker comeback. The former World Champion finished the day with a stack of 73,200 putting him safely in the middle of the pavck heading into day two.

As we've come to expect in recent times, there's a strong British presence near the head of the chip counts with Dean Thompson (120,000) and Robert Akery (119,500) finishing the day in fifth and sixth respectively. Martins Adeniya and Surinder Sunar both had a good opening day and will return on Wednesday.

The second opening flight begins this lunchtime.

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