EPT Barcelona: They can’t buy the sunshine

September 06, 2009

Welcome back to EPT Barcelona. While the sun bakes the beaches just a few feet from the casino entrance, 240 players have returned, shunning that in favour of climate-controlled air conditioning and a long day at the office. That’s the best case scenario. The worst case version involves early elimination and a trip home with nothing but sand in their shoes. Happy Sunday everyone.

When the crowds parted last night and the tournament floor cleared to reveal a wreck of empty tables and chairs tipped on their sides, two men had emerged up front to rival Diego Arias, the leader form day 1a, who had bagged up 193,000. Those two were Matt Woodward on 190,900 and Constantin Cirstea with 187,000.

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Ahead of them now are six 75 minute levels when the likes of Veldhuis, Negreanu, Boeken, Grospellier and a load of others noted on the chip count page, will unleash their stacks with the fury of thunder and make keeping track of things an impossible nightmare. Play begins in just a few minutes time. Stay with us as we pretend to have it all under control.

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