Saturday, November 12, 2022 2:33 AM Local Time
Four-Time Bracelet Winner Benny Glaser Bags Big as 345 Advance to Day 2
Four-time WSOP champion Benny Glaser bagged big on Day 1a
After a year of waiting, Day 1a of World Series of Poker Europe Main Event at King's Resort in Rozvadov, Czech Republic finally kicked off on Friday.
With 514 entries in Day 1a alone, the previous record field (688 in 2021) and the €5,000,000 guarantee will both certainly be shattered. In fact, the guarantee has already been broken after just a single flight.
Amongst the 343 survivors, there could only be one leader and that was Rolando Camardese, who will take an impressive 559,800 chips into Day 2.
Here is the complete list of the top ten:
1. Rolando Camardese - 559,800 (Italy)
2. Milan Aloric - 486,900 (Serbia)
3. Xiaozhe Liu - 437,000 (China)
4. Kilian Dris - 421,100 (France)
5. Simone Andrian - 411,000 (Italy)
6. Dzelo Marinze - 408,400 (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
7. Patrick Brooks - 398,000 (United Kingdom)
8. Nicola Angelini - 388,300 (Italy)
9. Timo Kamphues - 376,000 (Germany)
10. Jonas Kronwitter - 369,000 (Germany)
The entirety of chip counts can be found here.
There were a large number of big names in the field that bagged a fantastic stack for Day 2, including Benny Glaser (266,800), Kenny Hallaert (230,600), Henrik Hecklen (215,600), Tobias Peters (215,400), Aaron Duczak (209,900), Nacho Barbero (203,100), Victoria Livschitz (191,200), Jason Wheeler (180,500), 2018 WSOP Europe Main Event champion Jack Sinclair (174,800), Fabian Gumz (164,400), and Yuval Bronshtein (155,100).
Other big names who participated and will be heading to Day 2 include Stefan Lehner, Karim Rebei, Julian Herold, Dorian Melchers, Carlo Savinelli, Jessica Teusl, Paulina Loeliger, Felipe Ramos, and Christopher Back.
Those who tried but fell short include Espen Jorstad (pictured above), Fedor Holz, Manig Loeser, and Barny Boatman.
Day 1b will kick off Saturday at noon local time. The players will, once again, play seven 90-minute levels, with 15-minute breaks after each level and a 60-minute break after the conclusion of Level 4. The surviving players from both flights will return to play on Sunday for Day 2, playing another seven 90-minute levels starting at Level 8 with blinds at 800/1,600 with a 1,600 big blind ante.
The WSOP live reporting team will be on the floor with all of the updates from each and every day of the Main Event and all 15 gold bracelet events here in Rozvadov!