Germany’s Hendrik Latz Leads After EPT Grand Final Day 1B

Hendrik Latz led the field in Day 1B at the EPT Grand Final Main Event. (Photo courtesy PokerStars)

Hendrik Latz led the field in Day 1B at the EPT Grand Final Main Event. (Photo courtesy PokerStars)

Day 1B has come to a close at the EPT Season 10 Grand Final Main Event in Monaco with 427 entrants cut down to 252 after eight levels of play. German Hendrik Latz leads the field with 191,600 in chips and will begin Day 2 as the overall leader.

Latz doesn’t have any major titles to his name and will be looking for his first major tournament score. Day 1A leader Samir Hadad will begin Monday’s action in second with 178,000. The two-day player total included 641 players and approximately 350 remain. That is a considerable improvement over last year’s 531. Payouts will be announced after registration closes on Day 2.

Some of the more recognizable players who survived the day’s action and will return on Monday include Scott Clements, Steven Silverman, Johnny Lodden, Annette Obrestad, Barry Greenstein, Steve O’Dwyer (who hopes to repeat as champion), Sam Trickett, David Williams, Chris Moneymaker, Gaelle Baumann, Humberto Brenes, Eugene Katchalov, and Liv Boeree. Phil Ivey also passed through to Day 2 with 50,800.

Those who will be packing their bags after a Day 1B exit include Daniel Negreanu, Chris Brammer, Jonathan Roy, Jason Mercier, Yevgeniy Timoshenko, Jeremy Ausmus, Martin Finger, Max Greenwood, and Noah Schwartz. Negreanu’s  7-7 produced a set on the flop, but so did his opponent’s Q-Q (eventually also spiking the case Q) – ending Kid Poker’s day early.

Scott Seiver also hit the rail during Day 1B, but had an interesting few days – finishing 21st at the WPT Championship in Atlantic City for almost $34,000, and then winning the EPT  €5,000 Pot Limit Omaha Turbo 6-Max for €57,700 immediately after arriving in Monaco.

Day 2 begins at noon local time on Monday, and check back tomorrow for a report on the end of day action and notable players still in the hunt for a title.

2014 EPT Grand Finale €10,600 Main Event – End of Day 1B Chip Counts

  1. Hendrik Latz – 191,600
  2. David Kitai – 173,100
  3. Vladamir Troyanovsky – 172,000
  4. Abdelaziz Abdelaziz – 150,800
  5. Nikolay Baranov – 144,300
  6. Scott Clements – 123,300
  7. Tian Hao – 120,300
  8. Emil Patel – 112,600
  9. Anatoly Filatov – 106,200
  10. Dani Stern – 94,800
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