2008 PokerStars.com EPT Budapest

€4,350 EPT Budapest Main Event
Day: 1b
Event Info

2008 PokerStars.com EPT Budapest

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
25,000 / 50,000

€4,350 EPT Budapest Main Event

Day 1b Completed

Day 1b Complete

Kara Scott
Kara Scott
The second flight of Day 1 of the PokerStars.com EPT Hungarian Open is complete. 270 runners showed up at the Las Vegas Casino in Budapest for flight 1b, hoping for a shot at the €2 million prize pool. When the dust settled, approximately 95 or so players advanced to Day 2.

During Level 8, Italian Mauro Corsetti became the first player to pass the 100,000 chip mark. He ended the day among the chip leaders. A couple of familiar faces made it to Day 2 including Kara Scott, Johnny Lodden, William Thorson, Casey Kastle, Alex Kravchenko, and Praz Bansi. Three local Hungarian players, Tibor Tolnai, Milan Andrejkavics, and Denes Kalo, also advanced to Day 2.

Several big names failed to advance to Day 2. That list included 2008 EPT London champion Michael Martin, Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, Dario Minieri, Max Pescatori, Noah Boeken, Julian Thew, Alexia Portal, Fabrice Soulier, Antony Lellouche, and Vicky Coren.

Both opening flights will combine into one field tomorrow. 182 players remain. Day 2 begins at 1pm local time. Check back in with PokerNews for live updates. We will post end of Day 1b chip counts as soon as they are made available to us.