WPT Copenhagen offers more than pastry

WPT Copenhagen offers more than pastry

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

The WPT’s Danish event kicked off on Monday and after two starting days the official figures have produced some encouraging results. After 98 players anted-up on Day 1A, a total of 131 players took their seats on Day 1B, pushing the total number of entrants to 229.

It’s the first time the WPT has hosted a main tour event in Copenhagen and it seems many of the games top pros were keen to sample the delights of the city. On display across the two opening days were the likes of Marvin Rettenmaier, Ville Wahlbeck, Kara Scott and Mickey Petersen.

However, with so many pros on display it was inevitable that some would hit the rail and after yesterday’s session came to a close just 141 players remained. Hitting the rail late in the day was the likes of Daniel “Jungleman” Cates and Tony G.

Thriving under the circumstances though was Sergii Baranov. The Ukrainian player managed to finish the day with 110,400 chips and will join Day 1A’s survivors in fourth place overall. Other notables among the 141 survivors are Theo Jorgensen, Sean Jazayeri and WPT National winner Steve O'Dwyer.

Today’s action will see the final prizepool confirmed and will whittle the field down even further before Day 3.

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Tags: WPT Copenhgen, World Poker Tour, Sergii Baranov