Day 1 of Event #13: €2,500 Short Deck No-Limit Hold'em at the World Series of Poker Europe has concluded after ten 40-minutes levels of play. This new event on the WSOP Europe schedule drew a total of 147 entries including 65 unique players and 82 re-entries, but only 35 competitors found a bag at the end of the night.
Leading the field to Day 2 is Arturs Scerbaks with a hefty stack of 643,000. Scerbaks, from Jena, Latvia, already has a Circuit ring and he will try to match it with a bracelet. He already made one deep run this series and got 6th in Event #7: €1,100 Turbo Bounty Hunter No-Limit Hold'em. He will try to get closer to victory.
He is followed by Kahle Burns (481,500). Burns claimed his first bracelet just a few days ago after taking down Event #8: €25,500 Platinum High Roller No-Limit Hold'em for €596,883. Burns caught fire during the last levels of the night and managed to keep building till the end of it.
Julien Martini is closely trailing him with 480,500. Martini got close to winning his second bracelet just a couple of days ago but ended up finishing in 5th place in Event 10: €25,500 Mixed Games Championship of the series.
Jonathan Depa sits in fourth with 418,500. Depa won the €50,000 No Limit Hold'em - King's Short Deck High Roller for €641,250 and also got 6th in Event #6: €25,500 Short Deck High Roller No-Limit Hold'em. He will be looking to lock down another big score within a week in Short Deck tournaments.
Other champions near the top of the leaderboard include Sam Higgs (395,500), Benny Glaser (310,500), Ismael Bojang (260,000), and John Cynn (227,000).
Anthony Zinno (167,000), Anson Tsang (104,500), Robert Campbell (96,500), and Shaun Deeb (95,000) also made it through to Day 2.
However, plenty of notables busted before the end of the day including Daniel Negreanu, Chris Ferguson, Jeff Madsen, James Chen, and Phil Hui. With late registration being opened till the start of Day 2 tomorrow, they, as well as many others, will have the option to give it another try.
Day 2 will resume on Friday October 25th at 3 p.m. local time at Level 11 which features an ante of 2,000 with a 4,000 button ante.
The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be on site to report on all the action.