Michael Mizrachi Leads EPT Barcelona

Michael Mizrachi Leads EPT Barcelona

Friday, 22 August 2014

The familiar figure of Michael Mizrachi is the leader after the opening flight of the PokerStars EPT Barcelona Main Event.

476 players took to the felt in the Catalan capital and by the close of the Day 1a action The Grinder had managed to build a stack of 186,000. Britain's Charlie Combes (172,400) was Mizrachi's closest challenger, followed by the Russian duo of Dmitriy Yurashov (163,700) and Maksim Semishoshenko (153,500).

There were plenty of notable names the 270 survivors from Thursday including Bryn Kenney, Max Pescatori, Johnny Lodden, Ole Schemion, Dank Shak and WSOP November Niner Martin Jacobson.

The British challenge remains healthy too with the likes of Jack Salter, Zak Lawson, Barny Boatman David Vamplew and Craig McCorkell all set to return on Saturday.

Today's Day 1B is set to be a cracker with 516 players already registered in advance.

The Day 1a chip leaders were as follows:

Michael Mizrachi USA 186,600
Charlie Combes UK 172,400
Dmitry Yurasov Russia 163,700
Maksim Semisoshenko Russia 153,500
Jose Goncalves Pinheiro Portugal 147,300
Marko Neumann Germany 146,200
Jonas Klausen Denmark 130,500
Mihails Morozovs Latvia 130,500
Jens Moysich Germany 130,200
Bryn Kenney United States 129,600

Tags: EPT Barcelona 2014, Michael Mizrachi, Charlie Combes