Welcome to Day 1b of the €5,300 EPT Prague Main Event | PokerStars EPT Prague 2021

the 2021 PokerStars European Poker Tour Prague €5,300 Main Event got off to a flying start with 418 participants, which surpassed the Day 1a field of the previous live edition of the popular flagship event in the Czech capital. However, a much larger field is expected for Day 1b, which is due to start at noon local time at the King’s Casino at the Hilton Prague hotel.

Record fields in the €1,100 Eureka Main Event and the €2,200 High Roller could very well indicate that the crown jewel of the festival will also bring great turnout. The latest EPT Prague Main Event tumbled in a field of 1,154 entries and Mikalai Pobal was crowned the winner, becoming the second double champion in EPT history. Although Pobal has not been spotted during the series so far, other former winners such as Hossein Ensan, Kalidou Sow, Davidi Kitai, Jasper Meijer Van Putten, Piotr Nurzynskiand Ognian Dimov should once again try for glory on Day 1b.

Jack Sinclair (317,900) and Sharon Sade (312,200) set the tone on Day 1a by multiplying their starting stack by more than ten and it remains to be seen if a new chip leader will be crowned on the second and final starting day.

€5,300 Main Event Day 1 Tier Structure

Level Duration little blind big blind Big Blind Ante
1 60 minutes 100 100
2 60 minutes 100 100 100
Break 15 minutes
3 60 minutes 100 200 200
4 60 minutes 100 300 300
Break 15 minutes
5 60 minutes 200 400 400
6 60 minutes 200 500 500
dinner break 75 minutes
7 60 minutes 300 600 600
8 60 minutes 400 800 800
Break 15 minutes
9 60 minutes 500 1,000 1,000
ten 60 minutes 600 1,200 1,200

All participants receive 30,000 tokens and will strive to complete the scheduled ten 60-minute levels. A total of two entries on both Day 1 and up to the start of Day 2 are allowed for those who run out of tokens. There will be a break every two levels and a 75-minute dinner break after the end of level six, while bagging and labeling takes place around midnight local time in Prague.

The same day will also see the conclusion of the €50,000 Super High Roller and the €2,200 Eureka High Roller, while another edition of the €25,000 one-day High Roller is scheduled. All these key events will be covered by the PokerNews the live reporting team on an exciting day of live poker action from the Czech Republic.

Joseph K. Bennett