A new group of hopefuls will take their shot today when Day 1c of the €1,100 Estrellas Poker Tour begins at noon local time.
The first two starting flights attracted a total of 1,170 entries, with 176 survivng to make Day 2 and the money. Leading the way was David Urban of Slovakia with 833,000. Others to make it through the day included Jack Hardcastle (441,000), PokerStars ambassador Ramon Colillas (326,000), Lander Lijo (224,000), Arthur Conan (183,000), Kacper Pyzara (63,000), and Leo Margets (57,000).
Day 1a and 1b Top 10 Chip Counts
|6||Stefan Alexandru Drusca||United Kingdom||513,000|
|7||Jean Emanuel Lhuillier||United Kingdom||465,000|
|9||Jack Hardcastle||United Kingdom||441,000|
Day 1c is the third of six starting flights for this event. As with yesterday's afternoon flight, play will consist of 40-minute levels. Players will begin the day with a 30,000 starting stack. One re-entry per flight is allowed, with late registration closed at the end of Level 10, which should come around 7:30 local time. The day will conclude when only 15 percent of the starting field is left.
The PokerNews live reporting team will be on hand throughout the day inside Casino Barcelona as this already-massive field grows larger and another group tries to overtake Urban and make it to Day 2.