Morning all, and welcome back to Berlin. At the risk of trivialising years of painful history, today’s EPT matters are all about unification – and what better place than in the shadow of the Brandenburg Gate for such a moment to take place?
Although David Hasselhoff is unfortunately unavailable to add a soundtrack, today we come together as one. The 196 who survived day 1a merge with the 288 who battled through yesterday’s nine levels. We are no longer east and west; we are one.
All this means that 484 players return to swashbuckle through at least six 75-minute levels, until we have considerably fewer left. The bubble bursts when player 145 leaves the building, and although that won’t happen until tomorrow, there will be plenty of players watching with apprehension as it looms into view today. (The full payout structure is on the payout structure page.)
Kfir Yumin leads by a handful from Tu Tuan To, but there is a long line of some of the best players in the world looking to rein them in. Keep and eye of all the movers and shakers on the chip count page. And glance at where they’re all sitting with the starting seat draw.
It’s level by level, as ever, on PokerStars Blog.