1,240 Players Turn Out for EPT San Remo EventPublished on April 16th, 2010 9:30 pm EST
A total of 1,240 players ended up turning out for the third edition of the EPT San Remo, easily topping last year's field and setting the record for the largest ever EPT field on European soil.
The growth of the EPT San Remo event has been impressive, as the field size has nearly doubled in just two years.
In 2008, a total of 701 players turned out for the event, which was eventually won by Jason Mercier.
Last year, 1,178 players participated in the event, creating a total prize pool of nearly 6 million Euros. Constant Rijkenberg of the Netherlands ended up walking away with the first place prize of 1.508 million Euros.
The 2010 EPT San Remo event originally had a cap of 1,100 players, but Pokerstars had to alter this after it became apparent that the field size would easily swell past this total.
The 1,240 player field means that the event will have a total prize pool of over 6 million Euros. The exact payouts haven't been finalized by tournament organizers as of yet.
There are currently 619 players left in the event after the first full day of play (Day 1A took place on Thursday, while Day 1B wrapped up earlier today). Here are the top five chip stacks heading into Saturday's action:
Michael Eerhart, 247,800
Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, 232,200
Alexey Rybin, 213,100
Manuel Coppola, 212,000
Dermot Blain, 211,800
This 5,000+300 EUR buy-in event will wrap up on April 21st.
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