Day 2 of the 2016 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final €5,300 Main Event will go off at the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Casino just after 12 p.m. local time in Monaco.
After two starting days drew an already record-breaking 1,067 players, 561 will start today. Although that number is likely to grow with registration still open until the start of play.
Leading them all is Lebanon's Albert Daher, who was given a few gifts, made many hands, and bet for value all day long on Day 1b, eventually bagging better than 266,000.
The only two other players to push over 200,000 also played yesterday: Frenchman Sebastien Lebaron and the UK's Kully Sidhu, who final table EPT12 Dublin this past February.
Plenty of well known superstars and poker upstarts litter the massive field with hopes of surviving through six 75-minute levels of play today. There will be a 20-minute break after every two and play should wrap close to 9 p.m. local time this evening.
EPTLive will also be broadcasting cards-up coverage of the event right through to the final on May 6, and of course, you can follow along right here on PokerNews.
Get your popcorn popping, the Day 2 of the 2016 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final €5,300 Main Event should be worth watching.