Posts Tagged ‘Sergiy’
Monday’s are not normally this quick, at least it never is back at the office. But there was pace in this here Day 1A of EPT Madrid, a day now complete.
After an afternoon and evening of free soft drinks, all day nibbles and of course poker, it’s Ukrainian player Sergiy Baranov who leads a the close, bagging up 152,500, some 10,000 ahead of the next man, Anton Ionel, in second.
Baranov with chips is a familiar sight, this bundle coming in part courtesy of Konstantin Puchkov, who himself had had a heady start before Baranov relieved him of his advantage.
It was a quiet day by EPT standards, with a field of 130 players making for a much smaller get together than that of nearly a year ago when the Grand Final was staged on the casino floor. Most put this down to the anniversary Sunday Million the night before, with a bumper field predicted tomorrow.
Chip leader, Sergiy Baranov
History suggests that there’s only a slight chance (6 per cent if our back of the envelope maths proves correct) that the chip leader will go on to win. But the chip lead is a morale boost as much as anything, something to work with going into Day 2 on Wednesday.
Zimnan Ziyard seen off by Martins Adeniya
Of the members of Team PokerStars Pro in action today, three of the six will return tomorrow; Marcin Horecki, Martin Staszko and Pierre Neuville off to the rail.
No less grand than it used to be
Starting stacks, levels and dinner info
Look at this picture and tell me what you see
Showcasing the domestic talent
It’s all about the title for Craig Hopkins
Adeniya takes out Zinyard
The view through the lens
Bolshie Baranov battling aggressive Adeniya
Join us tomorrow for Day 1B of the EPT Madrid main event from the Casino Gran Madrid. Play starts at 12 noon.
Make of this what you will