Day 1b of the €1,000+€100 PokerStars Estrellas Poker Tour Valencia took place yesterday and it was a massive crowd of 211 players who took part inside the Casino Cirsa de Valencia. By the time the tournament director called time on proceedings only 88 players remained and they were being lead by German Theodor Lothman who bagged and tagged 105,400 chips.
Hot on the heels of Lothman were the likes of Jorge de Pablo (104,200), Ruben Velasco (90,600), double UKIPT winner Joeri Koen Zandlivent (74,300), Petr Zalud (61,100) and Lukasz Roczniak (58,500)
Also amongst the vast field were PokerStars Team Pro Ana Marquez and professional golfer Sergio Garcia but unfortunately "el niño" failed to make it through to Day 2 as he busted out after just a couple of levels of play.
The top 10 chip counts at the end of the day were as follows:
[/TABLE]*Position | Name | Country | Chips*
1 | Theodor Lothman | Germany | 105,400
2 | Jorge de Pablo | Spain | 104,200
3 | Rubén Velasco | Spain | 90,600
4 | Francesc Dávila | Spain | 88,300
5 | Cristian Eduardo Marin | Spain | 76,800
6 | Emilio Llano | Spain | 75,200
7 | Joeri Koen Zandvliet | Netherlands | 74,300
8 | Javier Celma | Spain | 71,600
9 | Isaac Chapí | Spain | 62,900
10 | Manuel Sadornil | Spain | 62,500[/TABLE]
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