The PokerStars European Poker Tour is ending in style, as not only did the EPT Prague Main Event set an attendance record for the event in the Czech capital, but so did the €10,300 EPT High Roller with 393 entrants at the end of Day 1, As Day 2 is set to begin at 12:30 p.m. local time, the record number has the potential to continue to climb until the tournament gets going.
Of those 393 entrants so far, 195 have made their way through yesterday's 10 blind levels to survive to Day 2. November Niner Jerry Wong will kick off the day in the lead with 402,900, followed by Russian player Andrey "Kroko-dill" Zaichenko, who won this event back in 2014 for €487,180 with 365,000.
Rounding out the top five in chip counts are Poland's Sameer Khurana (279,900), Latvia's Aleksey Ponakov (269,000) and Sweden's Niklas Astedt (268,400).
Among those who entered Day and failed to bag chips included Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, who busted two bullets and tweeted he was happy the year was over.
The first level of Day 2 will be 1,000/2,000 with an ante of 300. Players can buy in till the start of play, getting 25 big blinds in return for €10,300. Similar to yesterday, 10 hour-long blind levels are scheduled with breaks after every two hours, including a 75 minute dinner break near the end of the day.
Stay tuned to PokerNews throughout the day for live updates to see how the final EPT €10,300 High Roller shakes out from the first flop to the last river.