Live Events 1
Main Event
Main Event
Day 1b completed

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Taylor Paur us
Taylor Paur
us 188,200
Brandon Cantu us
Brandon Cantu
us 180,000
Nick Yunis cl
Nick Yunis
cl 170,600
Vanessa Selbst us
Vanessa Selbst
us 164,200
Domenico Cordi
Domenico Cordi
161,900 31,900
Nicola Grieco it
Nicola Grieco
it 161,800
Sergey Tikhonov ru
Sergey Tikhonov
ru 156,600 600
Anton Wigg se
Anton Wigg
se 152,800
Fernando Cimaglia
Fernando Cimaglia
Duy Le Thanh
Duy Le Thanh
Davide Costa
Davide Costa
139,800 -8,200
Chris McClung ca
Chris McClung
ca 132,100 55,100
Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
us 130,500 71,100
Alexey Tkachenko
Alexey Tkachenko
128,700 20,700
Kevin Ayow ca
Kevin Ayow
ca 121,200
Michael Benvenuti us
Michael Benvenuti
us 115,900 30,900
Antonio Pezzi
Antonio Pezzi
Fabrizio Tripicchio
Fabrizio Tripicchio
Denys Drobyna ua
Denys Drobyna
ua 114,800
Johnny Lodden no
Johnny Lodden
no 113,800
Anatoli Ozhenilok
Anatoli Ozhenilok
Kaj Garp
Kaj Garp
110,600 -4,400
Melanie Weisner us
Melanie Weisner
us 108,400
Liv Boeree gb
Liv Boeree
gb 106,500
Frida Broberg
Frida Broberg

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Taylor Paur Claims Overall Lead After Day 1b

donpeters • Level 8: 300-600, 75 ante

Day 1b of the 2011 EPT San Remo Main Event has concluded. The second starting flight attracted another 477 players. That grew the total field size to 837 and generated a prize pool worth €3,734,694. After the first eight levels of play, Day 1b was topped by Taylor Paur. He bagged up 188,200 in chips and will take the overall chip lead into Day 2.

The tournament room was very alive all day long and plenty of notables were in the mix as always. Team PokerStars Pro was very well represented with likes of Johnny Lodden, Vanessa Selbst, Fatima Moreira de Melo, Salvatore Bonavena, Sandra Naujoks, Matthias De Meulder and Eugene Katchalov. All of those stars have advanced to Day 2 as well their teammate, and former EPT San Remo champion, Liv Boeree.

Back in April 2010, Boeree captured this very title and the €1,250,000 first-place prize that went along with it. She's still ticking in the event and will be doing all she can tomorrow to make a second San Remo title a reality.

Other notable players advancing to Day 2 are Bryn Kenney, Melanie Weisner, Michael Benvenuti, Nick Yunis, McLean Karr, Ted Forrest and Anton Wigg. The newly crowned 2011 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event champion Elio Fox is also moving on.

Those who are out of the running for this Main Event include Jamie Rosen, Shawn Buchanan, Jake Cody, Martins Adeniya, Eddy Sabat, Matt Waxman, Patrik Antonius and James Mitchell.

In this marvelous event, the top 128 spots will be paid out. Just squeaking into the money will earn a player €7,000, but they're all gunning for the €800,000 top prize that will be handed to the winner. Day 2 will commence at 1400 CET (0500 PDT) tomorrow and the PokerNews Live Reporting Team will have all the coverage.

Tags: Taylor Paur

Bagging and Tagging

donpeters • Level 8: 300-600, 75 ante

The players are now bagging and tagging. We'll have a recap coming for you shortly.

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Four More

donpeters • Level 8: 300-600, 75 ante

The tournament staff has paused the clock with nine minutes and 29 seconds left and each table will play four more hands. Yesterday, the clock was paused with 12 minutes and 34 seconds left before each table played out seven hands.

"Merry Christmas, Sir"


Brandon Cantu had just been broken to a new table, and on the first hand, he opened to 1,700. Jean-Noel Thorel three-bet him to 4,200, and Cantu popped it right back to 10,200. Throel called.

The flop came {2-Clubs} {K-Hearts} {9-Hearts}, and Cantu check-called a big bet of 25,000. The turn {5-Diamonds} checked through, and the river came the {9-Clubs} to pair the board. Cantu led out now with 26,000 of his own chips, and Thorel shoved all in for 45,000 or so. Snap-call from Cantu, and Thorel showed up {A-} {9-} for trips.

It was no good. Cantu tabled {K-Clubs} {K-Spades} for the full house, and he'll drag a huge pot. We'll call it 180,000 now, but his chips are still in piles in front of him, and we'll have to wait until he stacks up to count him down better.

"Merry Christmas, sir," Salman Behbehani said from across the table.

Brandon Cantu us
Brandon Cantu
us 180,000 141,000

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Slice of Pie?

[user66118] • Level 8: 300-600, 75 ante

Because it just wouldn't be an EPT without a nationalities pie chart from Mad Harper.