The second starting day of the 2016 WSOP Circuit €1,650 Main Event at King's Casino in Rozvadov attracted a massive field of 471 hopefuls. Combined with the 331 players of Day 1a, the overall field increased to 802 after two starting days. With players having the option to register until the start of Day 2, the field is expected to grow even further. With more than 800 entries, the €1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool has been shattered, making the event a big success for King's Casino and the World Series of Poker Circuit.
A total of 186 players bagged up chips in the second starting flightq and it ended up being a closely fought contest for the chip lead. After the last hand was dealt, it was Milad Izadmousa of Germany (left on leading photo) who bagged the overnight lead with 243,300 in chips. Stefan Drabert (231,300), Szymon Wysocki (226,600), Volkan Matur (224,500), Ignacio Molina (209,400) and Bastian Dohler (207,100) all finished within striking distance of the top spot.
Notables who bagged chips on Day 1b included Pierre Neuville (102,800), Martin Kabrhel (63,000), former November Niners Vojtech Ruzicka (48,000) and Martin Staszko (47,600), last year's champion Mateusz Dziebowski (44,900), Sofia Lövgren (43,100) and Ondrej Vinklarek (22,400). Among those eliminated were Bart Lybaert, Andrew King and last year's finalist Johnny Hansen.
At least 315 contestants will return to King's Casino on Sunday for Day 2. At 2 p.m. local time, play will resume in level 13 with blinds and 800/1,600 with an ante of 200. Francisco Arce will begin as the overall chipleader with 317,800. The level duration will be increased to one hour for the remainder of the tournament. Registration remains open until the first cards are in the air.
All updates, photos, live stream and Day 2 seating information can be found on the PokerNews.com Live Reporting Blog.
* Photos: Tomas Stacha, King's Poker Room Rozvadov