The second of the 2015 World Series of Poker Circuit €1,650 Main Event at the King's Casino in Rozvadov will see at least 290 players return to the tables in order to make history. The biggest Circuit Main Event outside of the US came with an impressive guarantee of €1,000,000 and that number has already been eclipsed with at least 682 entries.
That number is not final yet, as another eight players won their entry in a last minute Satellite last night and registration remains open until the first card is dealt.
The first goal of the penultimate day is reaching the money and the payouts will be announced within the first two levels of play. As of today and for the final on Monday, the level duration increases to 60 minutes and the tournament is scheduled to play down to the last 16 hopefuls.
Leading the field thus far is Day 1a chip leader Michael Eiler with 248,600 followed by 2015 WSOP bracelet winner Paul Michaelis (241,500) and Steven Stephan (235,100). Day 1b leader Marcin Wydrowski follows in fourth place overall with 230,000 and the prominent top five are rounded up by Vadim Markushevski with 226,100.
Especially at the start with blinds of 800-1,600 and a running ante of 200, the action is expected to be fast and furious with eight-handed tables as soon as possible. Action gets underway in one hour from now at 14:00 local time and many other notables made it through on decent stacks such as Martin Meciar (181,700), Martin Kabrhel (174,800), Serok Kilic (160,600), 2015 WSOPE bracelet winner Makarios Avramidis (152,900), high stakes player Pavel Binar (145,500), Miltiadis Kyriakides (134,600), PLO High Roller winner Vasili Firsau (130,800), Petr Jelinek (121,200), Finn Zwad (103,400), Super High Roller third-place finisher Pierre Mothes (101,900) and Micha Hoedemaker (100,700).
Jan-Peter Jachtmann (69,600), Zeus-Jan Post (61,800), Erwann Pecheux (50,000) and Thomas Butzhammer (40,000) will start below average but have enough experience to navigate through these big fields as proven many times before.
The PokerNews team will be there to provide live reporting on the way to determine the finalists for tomorrow and a live stream table is also available on Twitch and in the navigation bar above the updates.