Day 1b In Barcelona
September 12, 2021
The second Day 1 of the European Poker Tour Barcelona Open Main Event saw even more entrants than the first. Day 1b attracted 321 players creating a total field of 619 and a prize pool worth nearly EUR5,000,000 (about $7 million USD).

Many top pros chose Day 1b to try for a piece of that $7,000,000 including Dario Minieri, Katja Thater, Scotty Nguyen, Sorel Mizzi, William Thorson, Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, Luca Pagano, Isabelle Mercier, Theo Tran, and Daniel Negreanu. Unfortunately, as is always the case, more failed than succeeded. By the end of Day 1b the 321 starting players had decreased dramatically, with numerous recognizable faces no longer occupying a chair, including Scotty Nguyen, Alex Outhred, Katja Thater, Grospellier, Isabelle Mercier, and Daniel.

Day 2 will begin with only 203 players, less than a third of the original starting field. Of those 203, there are still numerous poker celebrities with a real shot at winning the EPT title and a first prize worth over EUR1.3 million. Chad Brown, Sorel Mizzi, Joe Pelton and Stephen "stevie444" Childwick, are all in good position and should be worth watching as the EPT Barcelona Open progresses.

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