€3,000 Mystery Bounty Championship
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Dario Sammartino Amongst the Big Stacks Heading into Day 2

blaisebourgeois • Level 12: Blinds 600-1,200, 1,200 ante
Dario Sammartino

The 2022 PokerStars and Barcelona©Casino European Poker Tour continued on Wednesday and if you were eliminated from the Main Event, you most likely found yourself flocking to the €3,000 Mystery Bounty Championship at Casino Barcelona.

Canada's Marcello Del Grosso bagged the chip lead by an extremely large margin, bringing an impressive haul of 575,000 into Day 2.

Felisberto de Jesus (295,000), Manuel Fischer (256,000), Johnny Lodden (244,000), and Toni Kaukua (230,500) round out the top five.

€3,000 Mystery Bounty Championship Day 1 Top Ten Chip Counts

RANKPLAYERCOUNTRYCHIP COUNT
1Marcello Del GrossoCanada575,000
2Felisberto de JesusFrance295,000
3Manuel FischerGermany256,000
4Johnny LoddenNorway244,000
5Toni KaukuaFinland230,500
6Romain LocquetFrance227,000
7Jack GermaineUnited Kingdom226,000
8Mats UllerengNorway223,000
9Steve WattsUnited Kingdom221,000
10Ailyran de Souza LisboaBrazil220,000

Notables who bagged big heading into Day 2 include Dario Sammartino (214,000), Uri Reichenstein (185,500), 2013 EPT London Main Event champion and winner of the EPT Barcelona €1,100 8-Game event Robin Ylitalo (185,000), Alejandro Romero (180,500), Andras Nemeth (170,500), and 2010 EPT Copenhagen Main Event champion and 10-time EPT tournament winner Anton Wigg (169,000) amongst many others.

PokerStars Ambassador Parker Talbot enjoyed a nice first day as well and will be bringing 105,000 chips to the second day.

From the 996 total entries today, only 337 players were fortunate enough to find a bag. Late registration remains open until the beginning of Day 2, which is set for 1 p.m. local time, so those hoping to turn 20 big blinds into glory and bounties still have a fighting chance.

12 levels were played on Wednesday, and the bounty component of the tournament will take effect on Thursday as all remaining players will receive a "Mystery Bounty Token”. All players that eliminate another player on Day 2 will receive their token and be able to take their token to the Mystery Bounty desk anytime after the second break of the day (around 5:15 p.m. local time) to draw their envelope.

There are a number of cash prizes to be won in addition to the PLATINUM PASS ADDED - WORTH $30,000 and a RED SPADE PASS ADDED - WORTH $18,000. Prize amounts will be announced at the start of the day.

Players will follow the same 40-minute level format for Day 2, playing 12 levels with a 15-minute break every three levels, beginning at Level 13 with 1000/1500/1500. A 60-minute dinner break is currently scheduled at the end of Level 21.

Keep it here on PokerNews for all the latest from the Main Event, the final two days of the €3,000 Mystery Bounty Championship, and the rest of the action here at EPT Barcelona!

Tags: Alejandro RomeroAndras NemethAnton WiggDario SammartinoJack GermaineJohnny LoddenManuel FischerMarcello Del GrossoMats UllerengRobin YlitaloRomain LocquetSteve WattsToni KaukuaUri Reichenstein