NEWSBRIEF
BY MARKANDERSON
The European Poker Tour Winds Its Way To Warsaw
October 20, 2021

The next leg of the PokerStars European Poker Tour began today in the Polish Capital of Warsaw, with 88 players sitting down for Day 1a. 

Each of the 88- one way or another- donated 23,500K PLN (or about $8,400 USD) to the event's prize pool, plus another 1,500K PLN towards the tournament itself.

As widely expected, the first day in Warsaw did not attract the huge numbers of players that the London or Caribbean stops on the tour tend to generate, however the smaller field did still feature some fairly impressive players sitting down to play. 

Some of the pros that have already been spotted at the EPT Warsaw main event include Peter Eastgate, J.C. Alvarado, Alexander Kravchenko, Arnaud Mattern and representing the good old US of A, Carter Phillips, who ended Day 1a as the obvious chip leader of the surviving 64 players with 194,850 in tournament chips- over 90,000 more than his closest competitors Clayton Mozdzen and Luca Pagano.

Day 1b of the event begins tomorrow and is expected to attract at least another 100 players to the felt of the Casinos Poland Hyatt Regency.  Event organizers seem to believe even more top pros plan to be among that second starting flight including Dario Minieri, Scotty Nguyen, Gus Hansen and perhaps even Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, despite the World Poker Tour Festa al Lago main event- which ElkY won last year- starting at the same time half a world away in Las Vegas, Nevada.

For more information on the EPT Warsaw visit www.europeanpokertour.com.


Story by Mark Anderson

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