The second starting day of the World Series of Poker Circuit €1,650 Main Event at King's Casino in Rozvadov attracted a field of 431 entries, of which 53 were second entries of players that busted their initial stack of 30,000 in chips. The overall field increased to 682 and at least eight further will join the field before the start of Day 2 after winning their entry in Saturday's last-minute Satellite.
A total of 187 players bagged up chips in the second starting flight, and it was former World Poker Tour Prague champion Marcin Wydrowski who accumulated the most chips on Day 1b with 230,000. He's followed by Luc Thong Ta (211,400) and Martin Meciar (181,700).
Day 1b Top 10 Chip Counts
|2||Luc Thong Ta||211,400|
Super High Roller runner-up Martin Kabrhel (174,800), Serok Kilic (160,600), 2015 WSOP Europe bracelet winner Makarios Avramidis (152,900), Pavel Binar (145,500), Finn Zwad (103,400), and Super High roller third-place finisher Pierre Mothes (101,900) were among those to bag up six-digit counts as well.
Kilic provided the first highlight of the day by hitting a royal flush, whereas the fireworks of Besim Hot got him into the top spot and then to the rail. Sebastian Langrock, Johann Rosnick, Surinder Sunar, Elliot Smith twice, Arvin Ravindran, Dag Palovic, Vojtech Ruzicka, King's regular Hans Olymp, and Dorde Jovanovic didn't make it to Day 2 either.
At least 290 hopefuls will return to the tables as of 14:00 local time for Level 13 and blinds of 800/1,600 with a running ante of 200. The level duration increases to one hour each until a winner is crowned and the goal of Day 2 is reaching the last 16 or a fixed amount of levels, whichever of the two comes first. Registration remains open until the first card is dealt and the PokerNews Live Reporting team will be there to cover another moment in WSOP Circuit history outside of the US.