€5,300 Main Event

Andrey Sharonov Leads Record Breaking Field Into EPT Barcelona Day 2

Marco Caza, currently in second place

Welcome to Day 2 of the 2016 EPT Barcelona Main Event! A record-shattering field of 1,759 players already registered for this event, of which 902 have survived the first day. The final number of contestants is not in yet, as players can still late register until the start of day 2. Expect a few more familiar faces to pop in and take a shot at the already massive prize pool.

Today will be a relatively short day, with just six 75-minutes levels to be played until the end is reached. Play will start at 12 p.m. local time, and with no dinner break scheduled, play should halt around 8:30 p.m. The bubble is expected to burst in the last levels of the day.

Russia's Andrey Sharonov is the overall chipleader after Day 1, having amassed 278,600 chips in total. Marco Caza of Canada is in close second with 262,000, and Van Hiep Tran of Germany rounds out the top three with 227,200. EPT 6 Grand Final winner Nicolas Chouity (207,100) is currently in fifth place, looking to add a second EPT-title to his already impressive poker resumé.

The official prize pool and payouts will be announced shortly after the start of Day 2. Follow PokerNews.com for live updates of this record breaking European Poker Tour throughout the day.