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Brits Flying High in the Record Breaking Eureka3 Prague Main Event

Chris Moorman is up among the chip leaders.

The Eureka Poker Tour Prague Main Event became the largest-ever tournament held in Prague when an astonishing 949 players turned out in force to play on Day 1b. This monster-sized field took the total attendance figure to a most impressive 1,315!

Among those 1,315 names that are now listed in the poker history books were an army of British and Irish players who were hoping to bag themselves a massive score to celebrate Christmas with. Sadly, as is the case in tournament poker, a large number of our heroes fell by the wayside over the course of the two start days, including birthday boy Ryan Spittles and David Vamplew, but there are plenty of them still in with a legitimate chance glory as the tournament progresses to Day 2.

The best placed of our players is Joshua Hunt who starts Day 2 with 173,300 chips, which are enough to see him start 12/286. Hot on Hunt’s heels and looking for the title of best place Brit are two luminaries in Chris Moorman and Ludovic Geilich who have impressive stacks of 153,100 and 149,700 chips.

Check out the table below for a list of the UK and Irish players still in the Eureka Poker Tour Prague Main Event.

Joshua HuntUK173,300
Chris MoormanUK153,100
Ludovic GeilichUK149,700
Mark DalimoreUK129,900
Vincent Andre MeliUK86,900
Joe LamingUK86,600
Stephen ChidwickUK84,200
Peter BarrableIreland79,900
David LappinIreland74,300
Billy ChattawayUK72,600
Kay Anne WookeyUK70,500
Philipp HuxleyUK64,900
Kuljinder SidhuUK62,000
Mitchell JohnsonUK60,300
Colin LovelockUK52,300
Dean ClayUK45,500
Sunny ChatthaUK43,000
Keith JohnsonUK39,400
Louis SalterUK38,400
Mark HollandIreland37,000
Dara DaveyIreland36,500
Richard MilneUK35,700
Charles ChatthaUK35,400
Alex GoulderUK34,700
Pratik GhatgeUK30,900
Rory BrownIreland27,800
Peter Murphy23,200 
Thomas HallUK20,300
Michael GraydonIreland18,800
Simon FullerUK16,700
Robbie BullUK16,000

When Day 2 kicks off on Tuesday afternoon, it will do so with Sweden’s Erik Soderholm at the top of the chip counts. Soderholm bagged up a tournament leading stack of 264,600 chips, around 18,000 more than Jean-Yves Mallet who made the trip to wintery Prague from the much warmer climate of the United Arab Emirates.

Other big names looking to progress to Day 3 include Team PokerStars Pros Marcin Horecki (237,300), Matthias De Meulder (109,900), Henrique Pinho (97,300), Christophe De Meulder (79,000), and Alex Kravchenko (67,000). Also, Marius Pospiech (121,300), a trio of former EPT champions in Kent Lundmark (109,700), Kevin MacPhee (99,700) and Martin Finger (92,200) and a whole host of talented individuals.

Return to UK & Ireland PokerNews on Wednesday to discover which of our players have made it through to Day 3.

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