The European Poker Tour which is currently taking place in Barcelona just had started. The organizers were very amazed when they noticed that they have 1214 competing in the first day which is quite a large number compared to last year. This makes it one of the strongest starting days in EPT history, making it the biggest EPT Main Event ever. So far the record stands at 1673 but late registration will still be open until tomorrow’s restart at noon.
The first day had 716 survivors who will return for Day 2. The leader of this group is Samuel Bernabeu who has 203,000. Just last month the Spanish pro took down the $5k Deep Stack Extravaganza in Las Vegas for a total win of $537,017. He also has a fifth place finish at the 2013 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open which was worth $494,490. He is well known for his very aggressive play style in which he tries to win almost every single hand.
Romanian Poker pro Irimia Marius has 164,700 and is the ninth biggest stack going in to Day 2. He qualified online for only €2.20 so if he ends up in the money it will be a pretty good investment. Among the players that fell in the first day we have the defending champion from last year Andre Lettau. There is also FC Barcelona’s defender Gerard Pique and golf star Sergio Garcia who have also left the competition already.