€5,300 Main Event

Day 1b Attracts Some of the Biggest Names in the Game

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Today, Season 10 of the PokerSars.com European Poker Tour will continue with Day 1b action from the EPT Barcelona €5,300 Main Event at the Casino Barcelona. Yesterday, the Day 1a field attracted 518 entrants, and today the field is expected to be even bigger! The big question is, will any Day 1b runners be able to surpass the Day 1a chip leader, Dragan Kostic, who bagged up 215,000 after eight 75-minute levels of play on Sunday.

Some players already registered for today's field are Team PokerStars Pros Daniel Negreanu, Nacho Barbero, Martin Hruby, Max Lykov, Ivan Demidov, Christophe and Matthias De Meulder, Luca Pagano, Toni Judet, Johnny Lodden, Leo Fernandez and Team PokerStars SportStar Fatima Moreira De Melo and Friend of PokerStars Pierre Neuville.

They will be joined by a laundry list of notables including PokerStars sponsored player, Thor Hansen; World Series of Poker bracelet winner Jason Duval; 2012 WSOP Europe Main Event runner-up Sergii Baranov; last year's 14th-place finisher Aku Joentausta; World Poker Tour Vienna third-place finisher Simon Ravnsbaek; well-respected online player Luca Moschitta; PokerStars qualifier Grayson Ramage; the lovely Sofia Lovgren; respected author and WPT champ Jonathan Little; Sam Cohen, who finish eighth in this year's Aussie Million Main Event; Erik Freiberg, who finished eighth in the 2006 WSOP Main Event for $1.9 million; WPT champs Marvin Rettenmaier and Randal Flowers; former PokerNews live blogger Harley Stoffmaker; last year's runner-up Ilari Sahamies; and €50,000 Super High Roller participants Senh Ung, Ole Schemion, Paul Newey, Max Lehmanski, Steve O'Dwyer, Vladimir Troyanovskiy and Marc-Andre Ladouceur.

As you can see, it's going to be a day jam packed with action fueled by some of the biggest names in the game. The plan for the day is to play eight 75-minute levels with a staggered dinner break (meaning half the room will go on dinner first with the other half going upon their return). Action is set to kick off at Noon local time, which is just over an hour from now. Be sure to to check back then for all the live updates from the tournament floor. In the meantime, check out this video featuring Kristy using the EPT concierge to score tickets to the FC Barcelona versus Athletico Madrid game: