EPT Copenhagen enters Day 2 with O’Dwyer on top

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Feb 22, 2012 Posted in EPT News, Tournament News | No Comments »

After a disappointing turnout on Day 1a of the European Poker Tour’s Season 8 stop in Copenhagen (where a mere 83 players registered for the DKK37,275 (€5,000) buy-in tournament) Day 1b saw over 200 players register for the EPT Copenhagen Main Event, bringing the total number of entrants to a respectable 298.

The total attendance is still a very disappointing number for the EPT, considering 449 players registered for this same turnout last year. Just another indication that Black Friday’s grip has extended to the entire poker world, whether it’s an online poker player in the US or a major European live event.

Despite a field well over twice as large as Day 1a, the chip-leaders at the end of Day 1b were well behind the leaders from Day 1a, especially overall chip-leader Steve O’Dwyer who managed to accumulate just over 190,000 chips over the course of his Day 1 flight. O’Dwyer’s total dwarfed that of Day 1b chip-leader Mads Wissing, who ended with $127,000 chips.

Day 2 is now set to begin with 179 of the original starting field still in the running including some of the biggest names in the world of tournament poker. In addition to O’Dwyer and Wissing other notable players still in contention for the EPT Copenhagen title include Michael Tureniec, Johnny Lodden, Allan Baekke, Sam Chartier, Luca Pagano, Arnaud Mattern, Anton Wigg, Theo Jorgensen, Will Molson, Martin Staszko, Mickey Petersen, David Vamplew, Byron Kaverman, Juha Helppi, Pierre Neuville, and Melanie Weisner.

Here is a look at the Top 10 chip counts from Day 1a and Day 1b heading into Day 2:

Day 1a:

1. Steve O’Dwyer – 190,975

2. Lauri Varonen – 161,150

3. Roberto Romanello – 115,475

4. Ilkin Amirov – 105,000

5. Niels van Alphen – 96,325

6. Danny Neess – 95,875

7. Albert Iversen – 94,175

8. Dmitri Tchernykh – 90,525

9. Melanie Weisner – 78,900

10. Anthony Hnatow – 70,500

Day 1b:

1. Mads Wissing – 127,575

2. Sebastian Rust – 119,100

3. Alexander Manson – 113,025

4. Costin Fucea – 107,000

5. Juha Helppi – 105,425

6. Marcel Bjerkmann – 100,925

7. Kalle Niemi – 96,800

8. Henrik Jeppsson – 96,700

9. Kevin Iacofano – 96,150

10. Michael Finderup – 94,475

And here is a look at the payout schedule for the tournament, which generated a total prize-pool of xxx

* 1st place: DKK2,515,000 (About €338,000/$448,000 USD)

* 2nd place: DKK1,600,000

* 3rd place: DKK1,000,000

* 4th place: DKK740,000

* 5th place: DKK490,000

* 6th place: DKK390,000

* 7th place: DKK290,000

* 8th place: DKK191,400

* 9th – 10th place: DKK140,000

* 11th — 12th place: DKK110,000

* 13th — 14th place: DKK90,000

* 15th place — 16th place: DKK75,000

* 17th place — 24th place: DKK70,000

* 25th — 32nd place : DKK65,000

* 33rd — 40th place: DKK60,000

* 41st – 48th place: DKK55,000

Stay tuned for more updates from the EPT Copenhagen.

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