The PokerStars European Poker Tour is going out with a bang, as EPT Prague, the tour's final Main Event, has drawn a record field with registration still open. So far, 1,178 players have registered for the event, and that number has the potential to continue to climb until the tournament gets going at noon local time here in the Czech capital.
Of those 1,178 players so far, 591 have made their way through a pair of starting day to take Day 2 seats. The player opening the heaviest bag will be American Ronald Morandini (237,400), a little known player who has just around $5,000 in recorded tournament cashes. Others who has plenty of ammo to work with at the start of day include Matas Cimbolas (215,100), Anton Petrov (214,800), Maxim Lykov (180,400), and Marton Czuczor (161,600).
Players will begin with Level 9 (500/1,000/100), so those registering at the buzzer will have 30 big blinds to work with at the start of play. Day 2 is scheduled to be on the shorter side with six levels lasting 75 minutes apiece. There will be two 20-minute breaks after the first two pairs of levels and things will end at 1,500/3,000/500.
Stay tuned to PokerNews throughout the day for live updates to see how the final EPT Main Event shakes out on the first day that will see all the players under one roof.