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Welcome to Day 1b of the PokerNews Cup Kulata Main Event

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Welcome to Day 1b of the PokerNews Cup Main Event at Finix Casino. The action kicks off at 4 p.m. EEST.

Players will be competing for at least a share of €100,000 guaranteed for a €550 buy-in or less if they qualified online or through one of the many €60 live satellites running at Finix Casino.

There will be plenty of opportunities for players to build a monster stack starting off with 50,000 in chips and unlimited reentries permitted during each of the four opening flights on May 15-17. The first three flights, including today's Day 1b, feature 30-minute blind levels while the final opening flight is a turbo affair with 15-minute blind levels.

The action for each opening flight continues until just 15 percent of the field remains, at which time all players will already be in the money. Players that successfully bag chips on Day 1 will battle it out in a deeper structure of 40-minute blind levels on May 18-19 until is crowned.

Here is a look at today's structure with breaks taking place after every four blind levels.

LevelSmall BlindBig BlindBig Blind Ante
150100 
275150 
3100200 
4150300300
5200400400
6200500500
7300600600
8400800800
95001,0001,000
106001,2001,200
118001,6001,600
121,0002,0002,000
131,0002,5002,500
141,5003,0003,000
152,0004,0004,000
162,5005,0005,000
173,0006,0006,000
184,0008,0008,000
195,00010,00010,000
206,00012,00012,000

Marian Ivanov bagged 580,000 chips on Day 1a for almost half the chips of the first opening flight. Also bagging chips were Christina Orfanidou with 324,000, Symeon Marvakis with 148,000, and Savvas Baltiras with 132,000.

Christina Orfanidou
Christina Orfanidou bags a second-place stack on Day 1a.

The PokerNews Cup €1,100 High Roller will also play down to a winner starting at 3 p.m. EEST. A total of six players of the original 80 entrant field returned.

Marios Tzakos kicked off the action in the chip lead after bagging 2,126,000 in chips. On his heals are Dimitrios Michailidis with 1,986,000 in chips and Day 1b chip leader Marcel Galustov with 1,973,000 in chips. PokerNews will be live reporting the High Roller until its conclusion and you can follow the coverage here.

Stay tuned at PokerNews as we bring you the biggest hands and highlights of the PokerNews Cup at Finix Casino.

*Images courtesy of Katerina Lukina

Tags: Christina OrfanidouDimitrios MichailidisFinix CasinoMarcel GalustovMarian IvanovPokerNews CupSavvas BaltirasSymeon Marvakis