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Grafton, Chidwick, and Seidel Among Players Returning to Final Day of EPT Barcelona €10,200 Mystery Bounty

BrandonBloom
Sam Grafton

The PokerStars and Barcelona©Casino European Poker Tour continues with the second and final day of the €10,200 Mystery Bounty, and action will resume shortly at 12:30 p.m. local time.

PokerStars Ambassador Sam Grafton will be coming back with a solid stack of 221,000 chips, while Stephen Chidwick (94,500) and Poker Hall of Fame inductee Erik Seidel (45,000) are among those returning with less than the starting stack of 100,000, but they will still have time to make a run.

Erik Seidel
Erik Seidel

All players, however, will be chasing Estonia’s Igor Pihela Sr., who bagged the biggest stack of Day 1 by a wide margin with 519,500 chips. Pihela will be turning 69 years old later this week, and he will soon have the opportunity to give himself a nice birthday present.

Igor Pihela
Igor Pihela

There are 45 players returning to the felt out of 66 entries so far, and late registration will remain open through Level 10, at approximately 1:30 p.m. The prize pool will be announced at the close of late registration, and the Mystery Bounty prize pool will be announced 60 minutes later.

The Mystery Bounty aspect of the tournament will commence at the start of Level 13, at which time all players will receive a Mystery Bounty Token. Players who eliminate others will collect the Mystery Bounty Token from the eliminated player, which can be redeemed at a designated area where an envelope will be drawn for a prize.

€10,200 Mystery Bounty Top Ten Day 1 Counts

RANKPLAYERCOUNTRYCHIP COUNTBIG BLINDS
1Igor PihelaEstonia519,500173
2Igor YaroshevskyyUkraine272,00091
3Daewoong SongSouth Korea258,50086
4Orpen KisacikogluTurkey256,50085
5Marcelo BonanataUruguay245,50082
6Paulo BrombimBrazil242,50081
7Ashkan FattahiIran225,00075
8Sam GraftonEngland221,00074
9Steve SavioFrance218,00073
10Dimitar DanchevBulgaria202,50068

Play will resume on Level 9 with blinds at 1,500/3,000 with a 3,000 big blind ante, and levels will continue to be 30 minutes each.

Stay tuned as the PokerNews live reporting team continues to provide updates from Casino Barcelona until a champion is crowned.

Tags: Ashkan FattahiDaewoong SongDimitar DanchevErik SeidelIgor PihelaIgor YaroshevskyyMarcelo Bonanata ManfrediniOrpen KisacikogluSam GraftonStephen Chidwick