Ari Engel's stack size is steadily going in one direction — up. In a recent hand, Engel called from the button a preflop raise of 900. Both players in the blinds tagged along to see a flop. The action was checked around to Engel on the flop. He bet less than half the pot for 1,750 and took down the pot when he received no resistance with the other three players folding.
Some other stacks from around the room include Ben Farrell with 60,000, Fatima Moreira de Melo with 26,500, William Kassouf with 17,000 and last year's EPT Prague Main Event winner Hossein Ensan off to a good start today with 72,000.