Day 1B of the European’s Poker Tour (EPT) San Remo main event concluded yesterday with a number of big name players in the field for Friday’s second day. Dutchman and Team PokerStars Pro Ruben Visser is sitting pretty atop the chip count with an impressive stack of 251,500. In second place sits one of those PokerStars qualifiers that appears with a chance to write an EPT-themed fairytale every so often. That’s where Lebanon’s Nicolas Chouity finds himself with a count of 233,400. It wasn’t the best of days for last year’s champion Liv Boeree. In the words of Kenny Powers, she is “fucking out” and won’t be able to repeat her success from last year.
One female competitor who seems to thrive on the European stage is Vanessa Selbst and the in-form PokerStars Pro isn’t far off the top ten with a stack of 161,500. When all was said and done, 460 players made it through to the second day and after Boeree’s elimination, a new champion will be crowned this weekend. Bellisimo.
Yesterday also marked the conclusion of day two of the latest event on the World Poker Tour (WPT) circuit at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Florida. Leading the field is former Manhattan attorney Todd Terry who has a stack of 296,400 and is closely pursued by Charles Wiper on 273,100 and Steven Levy on 247,300. Terry was up there with one of the biggest stacks all day long and the field is now down to 145 going into the third day.