Day 1b of the Autumn-edition of the 2019 Coolbet Open €550 Main Event has gone down in history. A casino attendance record was smashed for an international event with 624 entrants including 442 in today's Day 1b with the previous record also taking place at a Coolbet Open Main Event last year that attracted 589 entrants.
The record field size will continue on tomorrow's Day 2 with unlimited reentries and late registrations allowed until the end of the first blind level on tomorrow's Day 2.
Norway's Arne Borresen bagged the most chips of today's 183 survivors with a stack of 221,300. Also bagging more than 200,000 included Estonians Mart Rinken (217,500) and Silver Simulask (212,900).
However, Finland's Mikko Tiitinen will head into Day 2 with the chip lead over the 246 entrants remaining and those that get into the action early tomorrow with a Day 1a chip leading stack of 245,000.
Top Five Chip Counts Heading Into Day 2
|Place||Player||Country||Day Qualified||Chips||Big Blinds|
|1||Mikko Tiitinen||Finland||Day 1a||245,000||153|
|2||Arne Borresen||Norway||Day 1b||221,300||138|
|3||Mart Rinken||Estonia||Day 1b||217,500||136|
|4||Kaido Koorits||Estonia||Day 1a||213,500||133|
|5||Silver Simulak||Estonia||Day 1b||212,900||133|
The defending champion Mathias Siljander will be one to keep our eyes on tomorrow with a healthy stack of 195,000. In addition to his win during the last Coolbet Open he also took third place the Main Event before.
The action resumes tomorrow at 12 p.m. EET with blinds at 800/1,600 with an ante of 1,600. Stay tuned at PokerNews as we bring you coverage of the final two days of the Coolbet Open Main Event.
*Photos courtesy of Natalie Black / Coolbet Open.